Latest news 2024-07-03: Ebook sale (1st – 31st July 2024): short story cybercrime fiction Unsocial Media free; short story cybercrime fiction Smile for the Camera free; short story noir crime fiction I’ve Heard the Mermaid Sing free; crime fiction novel The Private Enemy US$1.99; illustrated children’s story The Foolish Hedgehog US$0.99.

Bug Tracker RSS feed

I’m currently working on a major new version of the datatool package. This may take a while. Please be patient. (Experimental version available for testing.)

ID 173🔗
Date: 2021-06-08 07:42:45
Status Closed (Fixed)
Category glossaries
Version 4.46
Summary .glsdefs is not updated

Sign in to subscribe to notifications about this report.


Following are the steps to reproduce:
  1. Compile minimal working example
  2. Change the test glossary entry's description
  3. Compile minimal working example
  4. Compile minimal working example
Expected behavior: The new description should show up in the document.

Actual behavior: The old description shows up in the document.

While the documentation states "if you modify an entry definition, you need a second run to see the effect of your modification", this does not help.

Possible root of the bug:

By using \ifglsentryexists, the new dfinition is not used. Not even for \@gls@writedef.


Download (176B)



Fixed in v4.47. (You may need to delete your .glsdefs file after upgrading.)

Note that this update slightly changes the format of the .glsdefs file. If anyone has a system that parses this file (for example, to pick up labels for autocompletion) it will need to be modified.

Old format:

key value list
New format:
key value list



Add Comment

Name (optional):

Are you human? Please confirm the bug report ID (which can be found at the top of this page) or login if you have an account.


You can use the following markup:


[pre]Displayed verbatim[/pre]
[quote]block quote[/quote]

In line:

[file]file/package/class name[/file]
[em]emphasized text[/em]
[b]bold text[/b]
[url]web address[/url] [sup]superscript[/sup]

Ordered list:
[li]first item[/li]
[li]second item[/li]

Unordered list:
[li]first item[/li]
[li]second item[/li]

You can use the Preview button to review your message formatting before submitting.

Page permalink: