[OS X TeX] font cache bug

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Fri Dec 4 00:44:52 CET 2009

On 12/03/09 15:25, "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 4:46 PM, Samuel Lelievre wrote:
>> I recently read about the font cache bug on the mactex website,
>> http://www.tug.org/mactex/2009/fontcache/fix-font-cache-bug.html
>> and having understood from what I read that it was now fixed,
>> I decided to update from TeX Live 2007 to to TeX-Live 2009 just
>> for the sake of that. However I still see manifestations of the
>> font cache bug quite often...  Could it be because of using the
>> lmodern package?  (have the lmodern fonts been decontaminated?)

> The applications and fonts supplied with MacTeX(TeX Live)-2009 have been fixed
> so they shouldn't give rise to the font cache bug any more.

You likely still have PDF files on your system that were created with the
broken pdftex.  Unless Apple fixes their ATS cache, those will continue
corrupting it, possibly even if you don't open them, since Spotlight and
Quick Look or Finder might index them or create a thumbnail.

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