[tex-live] Re: unix binaries: sparc-solaris2.7: mf-nowin: fatal: putbyte(255)

Maksym Polyakov polyama at myrealbox.com
Sun Oct 5 20:42:43 CEST 2003


On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 01:36:39PM -0500, Maksym Polyakov (MP) wrote:

MP> KB> I just tried the *current* gftopk on the larm1000.600gf that is at                    
MP> KB> http://tug.org/~karl/larm1000.600gf on both sparc-solaris2.7 and 
MP> KB> sparc-solaris2.8 machines, and it *succeeded* both times.  Does it                    
MP> KB> succeed for you?                                                 
MP> $ gftopk larm1000.600gf                                              
MP> gftopk: fatal: putbyte(255) failed.                                  
MP> but it did generate larm1000.600pk                                    

... which was invalid

mf and mf-nowin produces same error, 
and created .tfm and gf, which also were invalid.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 03:43:06PM -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
KB>     $ gftopk larm1000.600gf                                          
KB>     gftopk: fatal: putbyte(255) failed.                              
KB> How bizarre.  I can only surmise it is something in the particular
KB> Sun shared libc or other patches.

I tried TL8 binaries, as well as binaries built with gcc 2.95.3, gcc 3.3, and 3.3.1
on the following systems/platforms:
SunOS 5.7 Generic_106541-26 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
SunOS 5.6 Generic_105181-28 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise
SunOS 5.6 Generic_105181-17 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
SunOS 5.5.1 Generic_103640-31 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-1

In all cases TL8 binaries did not work, while those 
built with gcc 2.95.3 , gcc 3.3, and 3.3.1 worked. 
So, most likely, the problem is with the version of gcc (3.1.1 ?) 
which was used to build TL binaries. 


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