I just loaded my default college template and tried to LaTeX to see the results. It works normally on a linux machine, but crashes on a MacBook with this error:

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This is the only time counterwithout is referenced in the following format:



Thanks in advance!

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    Is your system up-to-date? chngcntr is no longer needed with a current latex. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 14 '18 at 17:29
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    don't paste an image but the actual textual log – user4686 Sep 14 '18 at 18:54
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    the 1.1 version of chngcntr (more precisely 2018/04/09 v1.1a) automatically aborts its input. So there is something broken or not updated in your system. Line 42 of current chngcntr is a comment line so you must be using some earlier version. In current version \newcommand{\counterwithout}{\@ifstar{\c@t@soutstar}{\c@t@sout}} is on line 53. – user4686 Sep 14 '18 at 18:57
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As Ulrike has said the functionality of my chngcntr package has been incorporated, much to my surprise and delight, into basic LaTeX.

In order to prevent this type of problem in the future I suggest that somebody (not me) modifies the chngcntr package code so that if it is used with the current LaTeX base then a warning is given and the package is not loaded.

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    But this is already the case... :) % version 1.1 this package has been adoped into the format so does not % need to do anything in current latex releases. – user4686 Sep 14 '18 at 18:54

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