I am using TexLive, and I am writing a paper with someone else. He has sent me all of his files. He uses tikz to draw commutative diagrams.

I am trying to compile his files, but I get an undefined control sequence error every time that \pgfsetarrowoptions is called in the pgflibraryarrows.new.code file.

It also doesn't seem to like the \tikzset command (same error), and I also get the following message:

! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/align' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it.

It is working just fine for him, so there must be something wrong with the tikz / pgf library set up on my machine.

Here is the document header of the main .tex file:

% Math packages

% TikZ
\tikzset{>=to new, arrow head=3pt}

It's not telling me that it can't find the tikz package. Is it possible that I need to reinstall or update it? If so, how should I go about this?

closed as unclear what you're asking by Joseph Wright Sep 7 '14 at 10:58

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    Welcome to TeX SE! It is most likely that you have different versions of tikz. Which TeX distribution do you use and which version do you have? – cfr Apr 15 '14 at 1:04
  • It looks that upgrading texlive on your computer might help with your problem. I use tlmgr update --pause --self --all. – Malipivo Apr 15 '14 at 4:00
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  • Without knowing the versions here we can't really hope to help. – Joseph Wright Sep 7 '14 at 10:59