[tex-live] fmtutil-sys not playing nice. (OpenBSD-sparc64)
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun May 6 19:16:28 CEST 2007
On 6 May 2007, at 5:58 pm, Edd Barrett wrote:
> On 5/5/07, Edd Barrett <vext01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ill get back to you soon.
> Ok this time its xelatex, but not always. I cant see anything
> obviously wrong in the transcript.
Searching for "xelatex" in your full transcript reveals that it crashed:
/texmf-dist/tex/generic/bghyphen/bghyphsi.texBus error (core dumped)
Error: `xetex -ini -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex -etex
If this is consistent, it would probably indicate a bug in xetex when
built on this architecture. I don't have access to an OpenBSD/Sparc64
machine to test anything, but it's very possible there is an error
related to endianness and word size, or something along those lines.
However, if (as you seem to suggest) it is erratic, and sometimes
other programs fail too, then I'd be inclined to suspect a bug
elsewhere, perhaps in one of the components shared between various
tools, such as i/o routines.
Could you repeat your test a few times and verify whether the failure
is consistent? Also, can you provide a backtrace for the crash? That
might help give a clue. You could run "fmtutil --byfmt xelatex" by
itself to just try building this format without repeating everything
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