[tex-live] pdftex 1.40.4

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 20:21:07 CEST 2007

On 7/11/07, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> I've imported it into TL (r4561). I've also patched aleph and omega.
> Best
>    Martin

I just got around to building the final release pdftex-1.40.4, but it
wouldn't generate formats using the svn "Master" texmf trees:

$ *** glibc detected *** tex: free(): invalid pointer: 0x09823b09 ***

The problem turned out to be a recent change in texfonts.map:

cd ..../svn/Master/texmf-dist/fonts/map/fontname/

$ tail -2 texfonts.map| od -x
0000000 2025 647a 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
0000020 2020 615a 6670 6944 676e 6162 7374 200a
0000040 000a

Deleting the empty looking last line in vi was enough to get things
going, but the underlying problem is in fontmap.c.  Also, texfonts.map
is missed by the "pdftex -recorder" option.  Surprisingly, kpathsea
loads all the texfonts.map files, not just the first found, so it is not
enough to put a cleaned version of texfonts.map in a local tree, you
have to fix the one in svn/Master/texmf-dist!

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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