[OS X TeX] a problem with MacTex 2009

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 16 12:07:50 EST 2009

On Nov 16, 2009, at 10:35 AM, Shengchao Qin wrote:

> I recently switched to Mac OS and installed MacTex 2009 in my iMac. When I tried to compile
> a latex source (that used to be OK with MikTex in Windows), I got the following error message:
> If I hide the line 1.8, it'll start to complain about further lines on usepackage. Does anyone get an idea
> what is the problem?
> Thanks,
> Shengchao
> --------
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009)
> entering extended mode
> (./SCP.tex
> LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
> Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
> yphenation, german-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, ancientgreek, ibycus, ar
> abic, basque, bulgarian, catalan, pinyin, coptic, croatian, czech, danish, dutc
> h, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, galician, german, ngerman, mono
> greek, greek, hungarian, icelandic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, ku
> rmanji, latin, latvian, lithuanian, mongolian, mongolian2a, bokmal, nynorsk, po
> lish, portuguese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian, span
> ish, swedish, turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, welsh, loaded.
> (/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
> Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/fleqn.clo)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size12.clo)) (./espcrc1.sty)
> ! Missing = inserted for \ifnum.
> <to be read again> 
>                   -
> l.8 \usepackage
>               {times}
> ? 
> --------


Can you please give a minimal but compilable example where this happens? We have no idea what's in the file espcrc1.sty and can't figure out what's happening unless we know something about its contents.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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