[OS X TeX] New MacTeX Packages

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Jan 27 05:49:59 EST 2007

Le 27 janv. 07 à 11:14, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> Am 27.01.2007 um 04:32 schrieb Gary L. Gray:
>> ! I can't find file `fmvr8x'.
> Marvosym is missing.

I didn't remember fmvr8x used to be the name of the metrics for  
MarVoSym. Thanks for pointing this out.

Actually TeXLive-2007 includes a newer (2.1) version of the LaTeX  
support package marvosym.sty, in which the metrics has been renamed  
to umvs. From /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/marvosym/ 

\item[2006-05-11] Version 2.1: Renamed Rightarrow macro to  
MVRightarrow. New TeX name for font (umvs). Rewrote style file. Added  
fd file.

I don't know how come Gary is faced with a call to fmvr8x. Gary, is  
it possible that you have added bits of the former version of  
marvosym.sty inside ~/Library/texmf/ or /usr/local/texlive/texmf- 
local/? Another possibility: a few days ago you mentioned using a  
custom format; is it possible you included \usepackage{marvosym} when  
creating the format, which could result in the format calling  
fmvr8x.tfm while your newly updated TeXLive-2007 contains only umvs.tfm.

In case that is indeed the explanation, Gary, I think it would be  
better to rebuild all formats after updating TeXLive (through  
fmtutil, or through the command you used to create your custom format).

Another solution is to switch to gwTeX, which is more stable and  
includes the older version of marvosym.

Hope this helps,


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