[pdftex] segmentation fault (only pdfTeX, not TeX)

Marco Loskamp loskamp at math.wisc.edu
Fri Jul 25 11:31:46 CEST 2003

Hi all,

I have run into a weird "segmentation fault" message after
"pdftex -ini minimal.tex"-ing the file below. Usual TeX (DVI-output)
works fine (after, of course, commenting out the "\pdfoutput"-line),
especially using the pdftex binary with "\pdfoutput=0" also works fine.

Any ideas? I'd be happy to give more details if needed!
Thanks already in advance!!!


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% minimal.tex %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\catcode`\{=1 \catcode`\}=2 \catcode`\#=6 \def\patterns#1{}
\input plain
\input dehyphn

Some text.

\vfill\message{I'm still living...}\eject

Here's the output: (I'm using texlive7-20020604-cd1.iso)

me at mycomputer:/some/path > pdftex -ini minimal.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.14159-1.10b (Web2C 7.4.5) (INITEX)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
 (./minimal.tex (/usr/TeX/texmf/tex/plain/base/plain.tex
 Preloading the plain format: codes, registers, parameters, fonts, more fonts,
 macros, math definitions, output routines, hyphenation
 New German Hyphenation Patterns `dehyphn' Rev.31 <2001-05-07> (WaS))
 I'm still living... [1Segmentation fault
 me at mycomputer:/some/path >

 %%% ********** end of message "segmentation fault (only pdfTeX)" **********

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