pdflatex from texlive5b fails

Han The Thanh thanh@informatics.muni.cz
Thu, 18 May 2000 08:40:41 +0200 (MET DST)

> > So the explanation must be that the zlib compiled into Kaja's binaries
> > does not run properly on Ross' computer. Can you expound on your
> > configuration, Ross? what version of the OS do you have?
> Well, it's not *my* computer; it's the main Unix installation
> at CalTech, to which I am just a visitor.
> I've forwarded this request to Eric Schneider,
> who is in charge of doing the installation.
> He is attempting to rebuild the binaries, and may reply.
>  <...>
> OK, ccr fonts are only available in bitmaps.
> Indeed this error occurred on a completely fresh installation
> where no ccr bitmaps had yet been generated.
> So the document can never be fully made by pdfTeX, 
> but surely it should not produce a fatal error like this.
> After processing first with latex + dvips to generate bitmaps,
> the document worked fine (still only with  compresslevel=0 ).

this is a disaster. 

I can give a test on solaris:

SunOS anxur 5.5.1 Generic_103640-19 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise

where can I get the binaries?


PS: btw, does anyone know how to find out which version of Sun Solaris is
corresponding to the above info?