[tex-live] cite package broken?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 17:54:39 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 6:46 AM, Ralph Martin
<Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk> wrote:

> I am trying to prepare several papers for a conference, and part of the
> standard header given it says
> \usepackage{cite}
> With this line in, all the citations come out as blanks - but they work fine
> on a colleague's machine from the exact same LaTeX sources.

minimal example?  Are you using something similar to Proceedings of the SPIE:


That site has a sample MS, which loads cite.sty:

LaTeX Info: Redefining \cite on input line 233.
LaTeX Info: Redefining \nocite on input line 304.
Package: cite 2009/03/20  v 5.0x
LaTeX Info: Redefining \cite on input line 370.

The sample formats correctly on my MacOSX TL2008 system.

> My cite.sty file has version 5.0 and a date of March 09, and so was
> presumably updated by a tlmgr update-all I did.
> Is it possible that this update is broken?
> For what it's worth, I'm using a Mac, and my colleague is using a PC.

We have both.  When a document works differently on different
machines, it is almost always due to loading different files, which
may be related in name only.

> Also, if anyone can give me suggestions how to get it going again, so I can
> carry on working, I'd be grateful! Simply putting an older cite.sty in the
> source directory did not do the trick.

Try following the advice in
Use \llistfiles to compare the versions of files used on the PC and your Mac.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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