[tex-live] Problems with omega on Mac OS X

Gerben Wierda sherlock@rna.nl
Sun, 2 Jun 2002 18:45:45 +0200

On Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 06:20 , Olaf Weber wrote:

> How does it fail?
> These kinds of errors cannot be diagnosed without more information.

Yes, sorry about that.

omega crashes with what seems to be a wild pointer reference while 
building the omega / lambda formats.

Exception:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes:      KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000008

It leaves a 0-byte sized omega.fmt lambda.fmt and fmtutil reports 
success (!) at building the format.

Removing omega.fmt and lambda.fmt and running fmtutil --missing results 
in (just the tail)

Local configuration file hyphen.cfg used
File: hyphen.cfg 2001/03/01 v3.7h Babel language switching mechanism
Applying patch file ltpatch.ltx
fmtutil: /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/lambda.fmt 
successfully generated.
fmtutil: /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/omega.fmt successfully 

so it seems omega crashes.

Note however, that I am using a texmf tree other than from TeX Live, 
this is the teTeX texmf tree from the end of January. omega should of 
course not crash, but given its reported instability I might be able to 
solve this by updating my texmf tree wrt omega.