I'd like to propose an improvement for the FAQ. It was suggested I should post a question here to get things started.
Many problems (and therefore questions) can be avoided if the poster updates their packages/classes. I think it would be good to add a comment about that in the FAQ. For example, the following may be a good addition.
- LaTeX is very stable but many problems are cause by classes and packages that are out of date.
- If your question is bug-related then you should consider updating your classes and packages to the most recent version.
- How to update depends on your LaTeX installation and operating system. If it's TeX Live then you can updatee by running
tlmgrfrom the command line, or running the
Of course there could be link from the last sentence to a page that explains how to update for Mac/Windows/Unix and all the possible distributions.
What do you think?