[tex-live] xdvi and X11R7.4 (cygwin)

Stefan Ulrich stefanulrich at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Nov 21 18:30:36 CET 2008


Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell.edu> writes:

> 3. xdvi now segfaults, after printing many error messages that say (with 
> minor variations)

>     No type converter registered for '' to '

Hmm, this looks somewhat garbled ... does this error also occur if you
run it with -expertmode 0 ?

> This happens whether I compile xdvi using xaw or motif, provided I run 
> xdvi with no arguments or with a specified dvi file.  On the other hand, 
> xdvi --version and xdvi --help both work fine.  I have no idea how to 
> debug this.  I also don't know whether it is cygwin specific.  Have 
> people successfully built xdvi on other systems running X11R7.4?

If you have a debugger, you could start xdvi in it, set a breakpoint
to 'x_error_handler' and then run xdvi with '-sync', that should give you
a backtrace of where it fails.


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