[tex-live] TeXLive2007: Bug in (Xe)TeX for 64bit and big endianess

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Tue May 8 19:00:22 CEST 2007

2007/5/8, Dr. Werner Fink <werner at suse.de>:
> just to be noted, I've detected some pointer issues which
> cause XeTeX to fail on e.g. ppc64 and s390x.  The

Thanks for testing this.

> One wish I'd like to put here around: is there a way to use
> libpoppler instead of xpdf?  This would allow to use the
> system libpoppler and reduce any maintenance effort in any
> case of a security leak in xpdf/poppler because only the
> system libpoppler has to be replaced.  For the current
> libpoppler and XeTeX I've to disable the pdftosrc utility
> because I've found no way to use this together with libpoppler.

Debian does this for pdftex (don't know about pdftosrc) and it's been
on the want list for pdftex for quite some time. This year, but
probably not soon. Btw: What is the likely freeze date for 10.3?


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