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

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed May 9 11:45:03 CEST 2007

Hans Hagen wrote:
> Frank � wrote:
>> So we're left with fixing the bugs, but that is, unfortunately, *not*
>> just a question of taking the xpdf patch, applying it to the sources and
>> recompiling the packages.  That would be relatively easy and per se not
>> a reason for a switch to poppler.  The real problem is that in almost
>> all cases, the published patch does not apply because the copies of xpdf
>> in pdftex, pdftohtml, cups, forgotwhat all have slightly different
>> versions.  Plus we need to support our stable distribution, which meant
>> patching xpdf 1.x, 2.x and 3.x at some point in Debian (with sometimes
>> two or more different values for each x).

 From the past posts on this topic, I am led to believe that there are
already two incompatible releases of poppler, right now. To me, it does
not appear that poppler is improving the multiple-version situation any.

Anyway, that is your choice. I assume pdftex reports the poppler version
that is used in the output of pdftex --version, as well as a location
for poppler-related bug reports (i.e. *not* the pdftex list).

Best wishes,

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