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

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed May 9 13:58:19 CEST 2007

Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 01:08:38PM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> George N. White III wrote:
>>> TeX Live needs to accommodate the needs of distributors so it can be the
>>> successor to teTeX.  Standards for robustness and reliability are higher 
>>> today
>>> because you have more systems where TeX is used as part of the build 
>>> process
>>> for complex systems where the coders may never actually use TeX directly.
>> In my opinion, Linux (re)distributors patching an upstream package to
>> use a different subsystem from the one it is shipped with, should never
>> have happened. That is not ' applying security fixes', it is 'forking'.
> Hmmm ... does this mean that (re)distributors should not use the
> configure options to use system libraries instead of the provided
> within source.tar.bz2? Hopefully not ;)

xpdf != poppler !


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