[OS X TeX] clickable url in Pdftex

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat May 26 20:21:55 EDT 2012

On May 26, 2012, at 4:22 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On May 26, 2012, at 3:01 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> In the interest of leanness, I thought to replace some background  
>> in the Magnum Opus by references to Wikipedia.
>> I wrote the Magnum Opus with hard copy in mind but it turns out a  
>> number of people read it on line which made me think of making the  
>> url clickable. So, I put
>> \usepackage{hyperref}%[pdfborder={0 0 0}]
>> in the preamble and documents that compiled very nicely until then,  
>> including stuff like:
>>> (See \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arithmetic})
>> immediately failed with the message:
>>> LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input line 250, version
>>>              `2009/07/21' of package kvoptions,
>>>              but only version
>>>              `2007/10/18 v3.0 Keyval support for LaTeX options (HO)'
>>>              is available.
>>> (/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/hyperref/pd1enc.def)
>>> (/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/latexconfig/ 
>>> hyperref.cfg)
>>> /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/hyperref/hyperref.sty: 
>>> 3896: Undefined control sequence.
>>> l.3896 \DeclareLocalOptions
>>>                          {%
>>> ?
>> However, line 250 is in the middle of a big block of text that is  
>> commented out.
> Howdy,
> At the time of the error it isn't your file being read in but  
> hyperref.sty.
>> As for "kvoptions", I installed Mac Tex a few months ago when I  
>> went from 10.4.11 to 10.5.8.  and I forgot how to find the version  
>> number via the terminal.
> Did you do any manual updating (e.g., updating hyperref manually)?

I am understood to be crazy but nobody ever said I was that crazy.
> When then did you install MacTeX-2010? Please go to the System  
> Preferences->TeX Distribution preference pane and see which TeX  
> distribution active.

Actually, I did sort of a clean install of everything and, TeXwise, I  
am running "Full TeX Live 2010 Distribution".

> Unfortunately, TeX Live 2010 can no longer be automatically updated  
> (will someone tell me I'm wrong?). Updating things like hyperref or  
> kvoptions is really tricky because there are too many interdependent  
> packages.

That's what I was saying.

> Your best bet is to download and install MacTeX-2011 (since you now  
> on OS X 10.5 it will work) from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/2011/>  
> and, once it's installed, immediately run TeX Live Utility to get  
> all the updates available between the time TeX Live 2011 was  
> released and the time it was frozen (in preparation for the release  
> of TeX Live 2012---still in pretest mode). That should give you a  
> completely consistent set of files.

Tonight I am not quite up to taking the necessary deep long breath.

> Don't be afraid, you can always change back to TeX Live 2010 via the  
> TeX Distribution preference pane.

Actually, I can even go back to 10.4.11 which is now on an external  
hard drive but runs fine.

Grateful regards

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