[tex-live] Win32: xelatex -0.999.4 failure to process sample2e.tex

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Thu Aug 7 21:25:36 CEST 2008

Hi again - sorry for the noise, but I've just figured out what the  
true problem is. I'll try to get a fix done tonight (it's a bit more  
complex than we realized up till now). Hold off on rebuilding anything  
for now....


On 7 Aug 2008, at 8:02 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 7 Aug 2008, at 6:14 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 7 Aug 2008, at 5:42 PM, Norbert Preining wrote:
>>> Hi Jonathan,
>>> On Do, 07 Aug 2008, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>>> Aha, I think I see how this could be happening. I have made a one- 
>>>> line
>>>> change to xetex.ch that I believe will solve the problem (without
>>>> requiring you to make additional patches for W32TeX or MikTeX).
>>>> Checked in to xetex svn and texlive svn as v0.999.5.
>>> Should other bin builders start the whole build script, too? Or is  
>>> that
>>> a win-only problem? AFAIS from the discussion it occurs only on  
>>> win, but
>>> *could* in principle happen everywhere, right?
>> Yes, I believe it could.
>> Let's see if we can get confirmation from Akira and/or Christian  
>> that the change really does solve the problem. If so, it would be  
>> good to update the xetex binary wherever possible, even though we  
>> don't have reports of failure elsewhere.
> Sorry: on second thoughts, I think I patched the wrong place :-( and  
> the problem is most likely NOT fixed yet. I'll look again....
> JK

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