I upgraded from TeX Live 2017 to 2018 (on a Mac) and realized something strange (?). Previously the following showed lines with increasing spaces, now that seems to be ignored and the behavior is as if only \\ was used. It's fine, though, if I omit the table option of xcolor. Any idea why/what happens?



Compiling with pdflatex MWE.tex and \listfiles in the preamble, this is the output I obtain:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2018-04-01> patch level 2
Babel <3.18> and hyphenation patterns for 84 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
No file MWE.aux.
[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
) [1{/usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}]

 *File List*
 article.cls    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
  size10.clo    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
  xcolor.sty    2016/05/11 v2.12 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
   color.cfg    2016/01/02 v1.6 sample color configuration
  pdftex.def    2018/01/08 v1.0l Graphics/color driver for pdftex
colortbl.sty    2012/02/13 v1.0a Color table columns (DPC)
   array.sty    2018/04/07 v2.4g Tabular extension package (FMi)
tabularx.sty    2016/02/03 v2.11b `tabularx' package (DPC)

Output written on MWE.pdf (1 page, 9681 bytes).
Transcript written on MWE.log.
  • Works fine for me with TL2018. How are you compiling? pdflatex? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jul 20 '18 at 13:31
  • Hi, thanks for helping. Yes, pdflatex MWE.tex (same with texi2dvi -p. I still see the problem. pdfTeX version Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (also still the same with standard article) – Marius Hofert Jul 20 '18 at 13:39
  • Can you place \listfiles in your preamble and copy and past it's output from the log file to your question? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jul 20 '18 at 13:47
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    Hi, that worked, thanks a ton. Next time I know how to check (via \listfiles). – Marius Hofert Jul 20 '18 at 14:36
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    I'm voting to close this question as solved by updating – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jul 20 '18 at 14:49