[tex-live] TL 2011 Segmentation fault xelatex

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jul 27 15:14:24 CEST 2011

On 2011-07-27 14:54, Pander wrote:
> On 2011-07-27 14:19, Martin Schröder wrote:
>> 2011/7/27 Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>:
>>> Below is part of the output. How do I go about reporting so that it can
>>> be fixed?
>> Tell us more. Which os, what's the input...
> Attached is the document that creates the segmentation fault.

Solved it! :D I did an:
   strace xelatex documentz
and it showed a broken pipe after loading FreeSans.ttf

Because FreeSans has both .ttf and .otf and fontconfig/fontspec is
unable to point to one specific file, this can cause an ambiguous situation.

After hiding all gnu-freefont TTF files (also the ones shipped with
Ubuntu's ttf-freefont) it worked again :) I already synced the OTF files
from TeX Live and the ttf-freefont packages with my personal latest
build of freefont, so those are identical.

However, 2010 did not segfault on this.

This freefont issue I reported earlier to Ubuntu but it is unlikely that
they will remove this package from the compulsory base packages...
Nevertheless this has been more then once problematic for my system.



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