[tex-live] TL 2011 Segmentation fault xelatex

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 20:09:07 CEST 2011

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> Hi Pander,
>    Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:42 +0200
>    From: Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>
>    Attached is the document that creates the segmentation fault.
>    [segfault.tar.gz, running with xelatex]
> Sorry it's taken a ridiculous amount of time to get back to this.
> Unfortunately I cannot reproduce the problem, most likely because the
> document assumes the various fonts are available in the OS:
> ! The font "TeX Gyre Pagella" cannot be found.
> ! The font "FreeSans" cannot be found.

A user ~/.fonts.conf can tell fontconfig to use TL's fonts.

> As a result, not much happens when running, and there is no crash.
> Can you change the document so that the fonts are looked up (by
> filename) in the TL tree instead and see if the crash still happens?
> Depending on where the bug is, it might or it might not ...

Certainly can help when you have multiple versions of fonts --some buggy!

> Thanks,
> Karl
> P.S. As an aside, it seems there have been incompatible changes since
> the TL'11 release in etoolbox and/or other packages.
> What I see are these errors while loading polyglossia.sty:
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> l.402 \define at boolkey
> ! Package etoolbox Error: Boolean '\ifxpg at localmarks' undefined.
> Sigh.  (These errors don't happen with the original TL'11 release.)

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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