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