[OS X TeX] Sometimes You Can't Win...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Apr 13 11:14:43 EDT 2008


The title says it all...

The glossaries package is the meant to replace the older glossary  
package. Unfortunately, if you use the [acronym] option with the  
glossaries package it will produce a .acn file which is then processed  
by makeindex to create a .acr file which is then read in by glossaries  
on the next run to create the Acronyms section. The glossary package  
however produces a .acr file and uses makeindex to create a .acn file  
which is read in ... . This makes it impossible to create a general  
dependancy rule with latexmk that will work for both packages. The  
Latexmk321jTeXShop distribution for TeXShop was set up to work with  
the glossary package out of the box. Sigh...

I've just updated the Latexmk321jTeXShop.zip distribution to default  
to the correct behavior for the glossaries package since that is to  
replace the glossary package in the future. For folks not using that  
package or still using the glossary package ther is no reason to  
update. Just remember... you've got to make changes to the *rc files  
(it is fairly obvious what has to be done from comments in the files)  
to get the [acronym] option to work properly with the glossary package.

You can get the update at <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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