[tex-live] sparc solaris binaries

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Wed Sep 15 08:28:33 CEST 2004


I've submitted sparc solaris binaries to the texlive depot.
They were built using GCC 3.3 on Sun Ultra 10 running Sun Solaris 2.8.
Please test.

I first compiled using the latest Sun Studio compilers, but apparently
the pdfetex binary then segfaults (tex still works). Pdfetex segfaults
somewhere at the statement like "somevar[0] = <somenumber>" where
"somevar" is something related to hyphenation table, and "somenumber"
is some constant big negative number. "somevar" points to some
inaccessible pointer like 0xf0000001. Sorry that i didn't copy the
exact info... Also, building using the Sun Studio required some small
changes - i had to change "inline" to "static inline" in
texk/dvipng/font.c and texk/dvipng/fontmap.c, and also commenting out
8 lines of declarations after the /* avl.c */ comment in
texk/web2c/pdftexdir/epdf.h (otherwise, the compiler complained about
duplicate typedefs for avl_comparison_func and avl_item_func declared
in other file. But using GCC it's not necessary anyway.

I still hope to build powerpc AIX binaries in the upcoming days, but
I'd like someone to update the lcdf-typetools first, because as I've
said the current version in texlive sources causes compilation
problems on AIX.


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