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

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Thu Sep 25 20:46:35 CEST 2003

>     (/opt/TeX/texmf/fonts/source/lh/lh-t2a/laliker.mf)mf-nowin: fatal:
>     putbyte(255) failed.
> Perhaps the directory mf was trying to output to was not writable?
> I was able to generate larm1000 in my tl2003 install.
> We really should get the actual output filename and errno into that
> message ... Olaf?

A known bug. teTeX's PROBLEMS file has:

- Solaris 8/9 with gcc-3.2 and gcc-3.2.1: "gftopk: fatal: putbyte(255)
  failed." Solution: recompile gftopk without optimization, e.g.
    (cd texk/web2c; rm -f gftopk.o; make gftopk CFLAGS=)
  Using the SUN compilers is another possible way around this bug.


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