[tex-live] Win32: xelatex -0.999.4 failure to process sample2e.tex
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Aug 4 15:04:10 CEST 2008
On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 08:36:48PM +0900, Akira Kakuto wrote:
> > After today's update, xetex is failing again (using wine on Fedora 8):
> > C:\Testing>xetex story
> > This is XeTeXk, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.4 (Web2C 7.5.7)
> > %&-line parsing enabled.
> > entering extended mode
> > (c:/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/plain/base/story.tex
> > ! Emergency stop.
> > <recently read> O
> > l.7 O
> > nce upon a time, in a distant
> > No pages of output.
> > Transcript written on story.log.
> > $ ls -l /Data/opt/tex/texlive/2008/bin/win32/xetex*
> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 gwhite bod 2420736 2008-08-03 11:13
> > /Data/opt/tex/texlive/2008/bin/win32/xetex.dll
> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 gwhite bod 3584 2008-08-03 11:13
> > /Data/opt/tex/texlive/2008/bin/win32/xetex.exe
> Sorry this time I cannot reproduce the crash on
> windows 2000, xp and vista.
> It is weird that reviously "xetex story" worked on wine
> "with exactly the same binaries" if you reinstall.
I can reproduce the crash on xp and w2k, although xelatex doesn't
crash on all files. On vista, sample2e is ok and story compiles the
first time around but not next times. Deleting story.* doesn't
help, deleting xetex.fmt does help.
After a crash, the logfile mentions `access violation'.
Might it be that the new xetex depends on Windows components which
are not always present on Western Windows versions?
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