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

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Thu Sep 11 22:43:06 CEST 2008

Hi Karl,
I have to admit having missed this post. Fortunately, Herbert Voss 
alerted me.

Karl Berry wrote:
>       Does this mean that we should expect TeX Live 2008's pdfTeX to be
>     broken on every big endian processor? 
> Evidently.  Despite all the testing that Thanh and I and others did on
> the largefile stuff.  What an enormous drag!  I don't suppose anyone
> would finally like to volunteer to set up a proper regression test
> infrastructure?  (I made a start on it, but ...)
> Now I wonder about delaying production :( :(.  I'm not all that worried
> about sparc, but powerpc breakage seems like it will hit a large number
> of users.  I'd hate to give out a hundred DVD's at a math conference to
> Mac users knowing that their first pdf inclusion is going to crash.
> Manfred?  Can I give you a new image?
> Dick -- please rebuild asap.  Since Martin made the change in the Build
> script (thanks Martin), it should be enough to do what you normally do.
> karl

Yep, please build new images. I'll grab them as soon as you and Dick 
tell me they are available and build a new DVD TC image.


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