[OS X TeX] New MacTeX Packages

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sat Jan 27 13:14:22 EST 2007

On Jan 27, 2007, at 5:49 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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/ 
> marvodoc.tex:
> \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.

Thank you to Bruno, Dick, and everyone else who replied. I finally  
tracked down the source of the problem. It turns out that the problem  
was due to the fact that I was loading a slightly modified version of  
marvosym.sty 2.0 rather than the current marvosym.sty 2.1. I had to  
modify the old version since it redefined the \Rightarrow command in  
AmS-LaTeX with its own version, which I didn't like. I see that now  
he uses \MVRightarrow for his version. For some reason, it didn't  
break until this recent release of TeX Live 2007.

Anyway, it appears that all is well at my end with Dick's most recent  
release of TeX Live 2007.

I apologize for the trouble, though the reminder that the error was  
associated with marvosym was a huge help in tracking down what had  

Thank you again!

All the best,

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