[tex-live] xelatex on OpenBSD sparc64 - Bus Error

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 02:14:21 CEST 2007

On 16/06/07, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
> Sorry; I think you're seeing a xetex bug that is liable to show up on
> 64-bit big-endian architectures. It was reported by Werner Fink (see
> <http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2007-May/013573.html>). Note,
> however, that the patch suggested there is not fully correct; it may
> prevent the immediate crash but will not function properly in actual
> use.
> The underlying problem has been fixed in the xetex sources on
> scripts.sil.org (see <http://scripts.sil.org/svn-view/xetex?
> rev=468&view=rev>), but this applies to the current development
> version, not the release currently in TeX Live. When the next release
> of xetex happens, this will of course be committed to TL as well, but
> in the meantime it might be possible to develop a patch based on
> these changes.
> Alternatively, is it possible to build a 32-bit binary as an interim
> workaround?

I would rather a patch as Im not sure how compatible sparc/sparc64
binaries are on OpenBSD (yeh sure on solaris!).

Do you have a patch?

Many thanks for your help. I would have spent mant hours tryng to debug this.

Best Regards



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