7 Jan 20:13 2009

### Re: this list in RSS?

I will look into this. I was not aware that the mirroring had stopped.

-- Gary

On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Andrei Sobolevskii wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Sorry for a bit of a meta-question.  Over the last day or two, I am
> trying to convert my list subscriptions to RSS and in the process have
> found an interesting thing about the macosx-tex mailing list.
>
> Since April 2004 the list has been mirrored at Gmane
> (http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx), a web service providing
> a convenient RSS access to mailing lists.  However, as seen from the
> above web page, the mirroring has stopped on 12 November 2008.  Was it
> on request from moderators, or is it a mere technical incident that
> went unnoticed because nobody has been using Gmane here?
>
> In the latter case it would be nice at least to resume mirroring, and
> ideally to import the missing list messages to Gmane so that the
> archive there stays uninterrupted.  I'd be willing to get in touch
> with Gmane concerning this, provided that the list moderators support
> the initiative.
>
> Alternatively, if any of the fellow subscribers has a working RSS
> subscription other than Gmane, please share your way of setting it up.
> And conversely, if the Gmane route works and anybody is interested, I
> could e.g. write a howto for the MacTeX wiki.
>


7 Jan 21:01 2009

### Re: this list in RSS?

Dear Gary,

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Gary L. Gray <glgray@...> wrote:

> I will look into this. I was not aware that the mirroring had stopped.
>
> -- Gary

Thanks a lot.  In fact your present reply _did_ appear on Gmane (see
http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx) and did show up in my RSS

Just in case here is a technical note on how Gmane's list import
works: http://gmane.org/import.php

Andrei

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7 Jan 21:13 2009

### Re: this list in RSS?


On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Andrei Sobolevskii wrote:

> if the Gmane route works and anybody is interested, I
> could e.g. write a howto for the MacTeX wiki.

I would.

(I still have to figure out exactly what RSS does and I thought the
best way would be for me to try.)

Hopeful regards
--schremmer

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7 Jan 21:38 2009

### Re: Conflict between dingbats and amssymb

Enter at the beginning of the preamble \nonstopmode.

Claus

On Jan 7, 2009, at 19:43, Gary L. Gray wrote:

>
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Matti Vallinkoski wrote:
>
>> is there an easy solution to the following problem:
>> I want  to use some dingbats (\rightthumbsdown, \rightthumbsup,
>> \leftthumbsup and\leftthumbsdown) with the amssymb fonts
>> (especially \blacksquare and alike), but I keep getting the error
>> message
>> !LaTeX Error: Command \checkmark already defined.
>>          Or name \end... illegal, see p. 192 of the manual.
>>
>> I have not found any solution by googling.
>>
>> Minimal example:
>> \documentclass{memoir}
>> \usepackage{amssymb}
>> \usepackage{dingbat}
>
> I will be interesting to see if there is an elegant solution to
> this. When this has happened to me, I have copied the package
> containing the defined symbol I do not want, renamed it, saved it in:
>
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
>


7 Jan 21:34 2009

### Re: Conflict between dingbats and amssymb

Hi Gary and Matti,

On 08/01/2009, at 5:43 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

>
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Matti Vallinkoski wrote:
>
>> is there an easy solution to the following problem:
>> I want  to use some dingbats (\rightthumbsdown, \rightthumbsup,
>> \leftthumbsup and\leftthumbsdown) with the amssymb fonts
>> (especially \blacksquare and alike), but I keep getting the error
>> message
>> !LaTeX Error: Command \checkmark already defined.
>>           Or name \end... illegal, see p. 192 of the manual.
>>
>> I have not found any solution by googling.
>>
>> Minimal example:
>> \documentclass{memoir}
>> \usepackage{amssymb}
>> \usepackage{dingbat}
>
> I will be interesting to see if there is an elegant solution to this.

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\let\checkmark\relax
\usepackage{dingbat}

> When this has happened to me, I have copied the package containing


8 Jan 04:58 2009

### Re: [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.5

On  2 Jan, 2009, at 20:19, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> Sorry for spamming the list lately, but there's a new version
> .

This is the first time I use TLU.

I guess you call updmap-sys with -H, because after the update, when
TLU ran updmap, it stopped with an error because it couldn't find my
MinionPro.map in ~/Library/texmf...

I then ran, in Terminal.app,

sudo updmap-sys --syncwithtrees   and

sudo updmap-sys

and everything seems to be OK. I then updated my other machine from
the command line, and a 200+ pages document comes out identical in
both machines, so I guess everything is indeed fine.

Best,

Axel


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8 Jan 06:06 2009

### Re: [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.5


On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:58 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  2 Jan, 2009, at 20:19, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>
>> Sorry for spamming the list lately, but there's a new version
>
> This is the first time I use TLU.
>
> I guess you call updmap-sys with -H, because after the update, when
> TLU ran updmap, it stopped with an error because it couldn't find my
> MinionPro.map in ~/Library/texmf...

I don't call updmap at all; tlmgr handles all of that.  By default,
HOME is set to root's HOME, which is equivalent to using sudo -H in
Terminal.  If you want to run it with your home directory, uncheck
"Install updates for all users" in TLU preferences.

thanks,


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8 Jan 07:10 2009

### Re: [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.5

On  7 Jan, 2009, at 23:06, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:58 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>
>> This is the first time I use TLU.
>>
>> I guess you call updmap-sys with -H, because after the update, when
>> TLU ran updmap, it stopped with an error because it couldn't find
>> my MinionPro.map in ~/Library/texmf...
>
> I don't call updmap at all; tlmgr handles all of that.

That's really weird... Both machines have identical setup. In my
laptop I used TLU; everything went fine up to

> [...]
> updmap: using map file /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/fonts/map/
> dvips/initials/Kramer.map'
> 2009-01-07 20:59:22 -0600 Error tlmgr_cwrapper[391]
> 2009-01-07 20:59:22 -0600 Error tlmgr_cwrapper[391]	!!! ERROR! The
> map file MinionPro.map' has not been found at all.
> ...

As I said, I just went to the command line and  sudo updmap-sys ''
fixed everything.

Then in my desktop I used Terminal.app with

sudo tlmgr update bin-texlive texlive.infra
sudo tlmgr update --all


8 Jan 08:16 2009

### New Versions of MacTeX-2008 and MacTeX-Additions

Folks,

There are new versions of MacTeX-2008 and MacTeX-Additions on CTAN; it
may take a few days for these versions to reach the servers. These
versions are dated January 7, 2009.; the initial Welcome dialog when
running each installer shows this date. These packages now contain TeX
Live Utility.

Members of these lists need not get the packages, but may want to know
that users new to TeX on the Mac will have TeX Live Utility in the
future.

This may be the last update of MacTeX-2008 until the next TUG DVD,
since it is now easy for users to update TeX Live and all of the GUI
apps we ship.

Dick Koch


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8 Jan 08:20 2009

### Re: Conflict between dingbats and amssymb

Hi Ross,

That did it. And was elegant, too. Basic TeX...

On 7.1.2009, at 22.34, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hi Gary and Matti,
>
> On 08/01/2009, at 5:43 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jan 7, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Matti Vallinkoski wrote:
>>
>>> is there an easy solution to the following problem:
>>> I want  to use some dingbats (\rightthumbsdown, \rightthumbsup,
>>> \leftthumbsup and\leftthumbsdown) with the amssymb fonts
>>> (especially \blacksquare and alike), but I keep getting the error
>>> message
>>> !LaTeX Error: Command \checkmark already defined.
>>>          Or name \end... illegal, see p. 192 of the manual.
>>>
>>> I have not found any solution by googling.
>>>
>>> Minimal example:
>>> \documentclass{memoir}
>>> \usepackage{amssymb}
>>> \usepackage{dingbat}
>>
>> I will be interesting to see if there is an elegant solution to this.
>