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

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri Sep 12 01:19:52 CEST 2008

On Thu 11th Sep, 2008 at 11:41, Karl Berry seems to have written:

>      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.

Is the bug supposed to affect the inclusion of any pdf, then? Or what
are the criteria?

- cfr

> 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

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