[tex-live] fmtutil-sys not playing nice. (OpenBSD-sparc64)

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Sun May 6 20:01:52 CEST 2007


On 5/6/07, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
> On 6 May 2007, at 5:58 pm, Edd Barrett wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 5/5/07, Edd Barrett <vext01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Ill get back to you soon.
> >
> > Ok this time its xelatex, but not always. I cant see anything
> > obviously wrong in the transcript.
> Searching for "xelatex" in your full transcript reveals that it crashed:
> /texmf-dist/tex/generic/bghyphen/bghyphsi.texBus error (core dumped)
> Error: `xetex -ini  -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex
> xelatex.ini' failed
> If this is consistent, it would probably indicate a bug in xetex when
> built on this architecture. I don't have access to an OpenBSD/Sparc64
> machine to test anything, but it's very possible there is an error
> related to endianness and word size, or something along those lines.
> However, if (as you seem to suggest) it is erratic, and sometimes
> other programs fail too, then I'd be inclined to suspect a bug
> elsewhere, perhaps in one of the components shared between various
> tools, such as i/o routines.
> Could you repeat your test a few times and verify whether the failure
> is consistent? Also, can you provide a backtrace for the crash? That
> might help give a clue. You could run "fmtutil --byfmt xelatex" by
> itself to just try building this format without repeating everything
> else.

I think ill get a newer bsd snapshot and start again to be completely sure.

If anyone gets any other ideas meanwhile, please let me know!


Best Regards



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