[tex-live] TeX Live 2008: nasty pdf(la)tex bug on Solaris SPARC with ZFS

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Tue Sep 9 12:49:41 CEST 2008

"THT" == Thanh Han The writes:

 THT> I also confirm this bug. This is caused by LFS. I did a lot of
 THT> testing with pdf inclusion on utah machines before TL release,
 THT> unfortunately with LFS always disabled so this bug was not
 THT> detected.

i tested the same on AIX, and got even weirder messages:

[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
) <cgolfer.pdf, id=1, 597.50829pt x 845.0471pt> <use cgolfer.pdf> [1{/mnt/Maste
r/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map} <./cgolfer.pdf>] (./test.aux) )2004
lose_name_suffixpdflatex: test: Invalid argument

i'll recompile sparc-solaris and powerpc-aix using --disable-largefile
and will look if it helps.

i didn't have an idea that LFS should be disabled because of such
buggy behavior. the above messages on AIX look strange too. at least
on solaris i get a meaningful error message.


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