[tex-live] TeXLive 2003 problem...

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Thu May 13 09:17:39 CEST 2004

> bash-2.05b$ pdftex -src "\relax xxx"
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11a (Web2C 7.5.2)
>  Source specials enabled.
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>  (/usr/local/TeX/texmf/web2c/cp8bit.tcx)
> {/var/lib/texmf/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg}
> Babel <v3.7j> and hyphenation patterns for english, french, german,
> ngerman, ca
> talan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, estonian, finnish, greek,
> hungarian, ita
> lian, latin, mongolian, norwegian, polish, portuguese, romanian, russian,
> slove
> ne, serbocroat, slovak, spanish, swedish, ukenglish, ukrainian, welsh,
> dumylang
> , nohyphenation, loaded.
> Segmentation fault
> bash-2.05b$
> Without Source Specials, this will work.  With PDFLaTeX, it will work
> (don't know what it does, though).  But with plain PDFTeX, it dumps
> core.  I regenerated formats: still dumps core on Source Specials.
> It does not help to set \pdfoutput to 0.

As far as I remember, a test has been added to prevent source specials when
pdfoutput=1. However I have no clue why you get a core dump.

I made tests with the current release and got no problems. Ideally, the -src
option should do what Heiko's vpe package does and put the same information
in the pdf file.


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