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

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 19:50:45 CEST 2008

I reported what I found after some investigation and
testing. If most of this is already known to you, then I
applogize for posting them.

Martin has already provided a good fix for TL: added
--disable-largefile to the Build script. A slightly better
fix is to disable LFS support by default, and change
--disable-largefile to --enable-largefile

Someone may want to fix the config stuff to get LFS working
on all systems. It seems hard to me so I will not try that.
I vote for disabling LFS by default, and document that
enabling LFS might break things on some systems.

Regards test case: I will submit I I have to TL, if Karl
agrees. However, it's not anything close to systematic.


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 06:28:21PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Fr, 12 Sep 2008, Thanh Han The wrote:
> > Some more relevant info about the problem:
> Most of that was known already, we would be in need of good test cases
> and a good fix.
> Maybe you could check up with Martin to get a quick *and* working fix.
> Thanks.
> Norbert
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