[tex-live] TeXLive 2003 problem...

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed May 12 23:32:02 CEST 2004

In the AUCTeX shell, we have the possibility of enabling source
specials.  Being a curious guy, I wanted to see what happens in

So I tried it:

bash-2.05b$ pdftex -src "\relax xxx"
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11a (Web2C 7.5.2)
 Source specials enabled.
 %&-line parsing enabled.
Babel <v3.7j> and hyphenation patterns for english, french, german, ngerman, ca
talan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, estonian, finnish, greek, hungarian, ita
lian, latin, mongolian, norwegian, polish, portuguese, romanian, russian, slove
ne, serbocroat, slovak, spanish, swedish, ukenglish, ukrainian, welsh, dumylang
, nohyphenation, loaded.
Segmentation fault

Without Source Specials, this will work.  With PDFLaTeX, it will work
(don't know what it does, though).  But with plain PDFTeX, it dumps
core.  I regenerated formats: still dumps core on Source Specials.
It does not help to set \pdfoutput to 0.

Well, ok,

tex -src "\relax xxx"

also dumps core, so this may be expected.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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