[XeTeX] Strange error

Wilfred van Rooijen wvanrooijen at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 9 14:46:36 CEST 2013

Hmmm. Polyglossia calls etoolbox. It really should be on your system if xetex is also available.


> From: Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf at gmail.com>
>To: xetex at tug.org 
>Sent: Sunday, June 9, 2013 9:07 PM
>Subject: [XeTeX] Strange error
>Dear friends,
>I encountered an error I am unable to understand while compiling a Malayalam document using xelatex. The error is as follows:
>sasi at odiyan:~/Articles/Test$ xelatex document.tex
>This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
> restricted \write18 enabled.
>entering extended mode
>LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
>Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang, nohyphenation, us
>englishmax, ukenglish, bengali, tamil, hindi, telugu, gujarati, sanskrit, malay
>alam, kannada, assamese, marathi, oriya, panjabi, loaded.
>Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
>! LaTeX Error: File `etoolbox.sty' not found.
>Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
>or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)
>Enter file name: ^C! Interruption.
><to be read again> 
>                   }
>l.5 \RequirePackage
>                   {makecmds}^^M
>? x
>It is strange because I am unable to find a package named etoolbox in ctan.
>Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. I can send a sample document if that would help.
>V. Sasi Kumar
>Free Software Foundation of India
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