[pdftex] bug report: pdflatex given segmentation fault

gnwiii at gmail.com gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon May 22 20:44:49 CEST 2006

On 5/22/06, holop ferenc <fred at pentacom.sk> wrote:
> hmm, Heiko Oberdiek said that
> > 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.
> i don't think it's a good idea ushering (casual) users
> to upgrade to beta software...  or is it? :)

The bug appears to have been fixed in some version between 1.21a-2.2  and
1.40.0-beta.  If the last "production" release works (1.30.6?), then
fine.  If not, the user
has to decide whether to live with the bug they know or risk encountering some
bug they they don't know.  The real problem is that little word "try",
which in practice may mean installing a new TeX distribution -- trival
for some, but a month of pain for others.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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