[tex-live] pdftex LFS bug: on mac too?

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Thu Sep 11 16:59:57 CEST 2008

On 11 Sep 2008, at 3:43 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Hi,
> Someone reported on the GUTenberg mailing list that he's having  
> problems
> with pdf inclusion via pdflatex: not enough space on hard disk. The
> files where working properly with mactex 2007.
> Could it be another instance of the pdftex LFS bug that was already
> observed on SPARC? I've ask the OP to confirm the architecture in case
> there could be a difference between intel and powerpc.

It's probably PPC (big-endian).

> If this is confirmed, the darwin pdftex binaries need to be rebuild,  
> right?

I think *all* the pdftex binaries should be rebuilt without LFS (until  
the source is really fixed). I believe the problem manifests primarily  
on big-endian architectures, but would probably affect little-endian  
ones if really large files were involved.


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