I have been trying to compile my CV using the command xelatex cv.tex on a Debian-based TeXlive. I normally run it successfully on a MacOS with MacTex using the package fontawesome5. However, when I run it on Debian I get the message:

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> ...ignalAlt ,\faDiceD }\regex_const:Nn 
                                                  \c__fontawesome_alt_regex ...
l.58 }

which I have no idea what it means. The TeXlive version that I have on Debian is

apt-cache policy texlive-xetex
  Installed: 2016.20170123-5
  Candidate: 2016.20170123-5

I have installed also the following Debian packages texlive, texlive-bibtex-extra, texlive-fonts-extra, biber. I have installed the fontawesome5 latex package using the command tlmgr install fontawesome5.

I also have installed the TeX package fontawesome but it did not change the error message.

Does someone know what is wrong with it?



The problem is that the TeXlive version for Debian Stretch is old and fontawesome package is new. The problem does not appear in Ubuntu Bionic, for example. This does not quite answer the question, but it provides a workaround.

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