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

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Wed May 9 12:46:15 CEST 2007

2007/5/9, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:
> Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
> > Updates within an old distribution are nogoes for distributors. This
> > because you can not destroy certifications and tested states of an
> > existing product by getting unkown side effects with new binaries
> > in an existing package.  The way to go is to fix the security issue
> > and provide an update with a binary patch on the existing package.
> > Our QA would never accept a full update to an new version of texlive
> > on an old product line without a real BETA testing session.
> >
> sure, but i'm not talking of a massive update, just the self contained
> pdftex binary, which is one file

No. You follow the principle of least surprise and change only what
you must change, i.e. security fixes.

Imagine a customer (we're talking about SLES here) relying on bugs
(i.e. having worked around them) in 1.30 complaining that his app
doesn't work anymore because you silently replaced his pdftex with


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