[tex-live] mpost segfault

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Oct 25 23:59:35 CEST 2005


mptopdf -raw does not work reliably with TeX Live 20051025, some problem
with the shipped mpost binary?

If i type e. g. "mptopdf -raw mandala.mp", in fact the system call by
mptopdf.pl is "mpost --mem=metafun mandala.mp" and this gives here
(Linux sarge i686):

:~/languages/metapost/mandala$ mpost --mem=metafun
This is MetaPost, Version 0.901 (Web2C 7.5.5)

It's a segfault. The test file is at:

The md5sum of this mpost ist ca5e1b37e429f3...

Unclear is also, why the metafun format is used for a -raw job?

And even with the above metafun format call, another 0.901 metapost,
self compiled, within teTeX environment runs ok here:

:~/languages/metapost/mandala$ mpost --mem=metafun mandala.mp
This is MetaPost, Version 0.901 (Web2C 7.5.3)
(mandala.mp [1]
metafun 2005-10-18 0:37
1 output file written: mandala.1
Transcript written on mandala.log.

No idea what's wrong. A compiler problem?

Regards, Hartmut

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