[pdftex] bug report: pdflatex given segmentation fault

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sat May 20 21:07:02 CEST 2006

On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 06:13:40PM +0200, Pieter Eendebak wrote:

> Running pdflatex (version is at the end of this mail) on the following 
> file gives a segmentation fault:

> pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)

I cannot reproduce this with:
  pdfTeX 3.141592-1.40.0-beta-20060213-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
Thus try a more uptodate pdfTeX.

> \includegraphics[width=11cm]{equivalence-diagram.pdf}

> The problem is in the PDF file (I have attached it). It was generated 
> using ps2pdf from an eps file generated with PSTricks.

Another problem. Part of the graphics is outside the media box.
Make sure, the bounding box of your EPS file is correct.
* dvips -E doesn't know what the PostScript code in the
  specials does, thus it isn't reliable.
* epstool -b -c
* gs -sDEVICE=bbox
Next convert the EPS file with commands that respect the
bounding box:
* epstopdf
* ps2pdf -dEPSCrop

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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