[tex-live] \FDP at colonspace is no longer defined in frenchb v2.3d (v2.4a is OK)

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jan 8 03:42:44 CET 2010

HI everyone,

on the Debian side we got a bug report that :

----- Forwarded message from Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.net> -----
> I've used
> \makeatletter
> \renewcommand{\FDP at colonspace}{\FDP at thinspace}
> \makeatother
> for years in my French LaTeX documents, and this no longer works
> with Debian's version of frenchb:
> ! LaTeX Error: \FDP at colonspace undefined.
> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>  ...
> l.10 \renewcommand{\FDP at colonspace}
>                                    {\FDP at thinspace}
> The consequence is that many of my LaTeX files no longer compile.
> Workaround: install frenchb v2.4a from upstream:
>   http://daniel.flipo.free.fr/frenchb/frenchb.ldf

Now since that breaks completely backward compatibility, also in
our upstream TeX Live, any suggestion what we should do here?

----- End forwarded message -----

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan            TU Wien, Austria           Debian TeX Task Force
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