[tex-live] TeX Live 2009 powerpc-aix on AIX 5.3 Segmentation fault

A Rodden rodden at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 20:49:11 CET 2009

I downloaded the TeX Live 2009 ISO and mounted it on AIX 5.3.

I tried the "medium" install and then later the "basic" on AIX 5.3 and got
the same results with it Segmentation fault as seen below. Both installs
were clean installs.

$ latex -v
pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009)
kpathsea version 5.0.0
Copyright 2009 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfTeX copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the pdfTeX source.
Primary author of pdfTeX: Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Compiled with libpng 1.2.39; using libpng 1.2.39
Compiled with zlib 1.2.3; using zlib 1.2.3
Compiled with xpdf version 3.02pl3

$ cat hello-world.tex
Hello World!

$ latex hello-world.tex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang,
yphenation, german-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, basque, catalan,
dutch, french, galician, german, ngerman, italian, polish, portuguese,
spanish, ukenglish, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
[1]Segmentation fault

hello-world.log and hello-world.dvi get created and are both 0 bytes

Any help with getting the binaries working on AIX 5.3 would be greatly


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