[tex-live] mkluatexfontdb version 1.07, database version 2.009 crashes

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jun 6 20:46:15 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:17:24AM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Peter Dyballa wrote:
> >
> >Am 06.06.2010 um 10:02 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:
> >
> >> mtxrun --script fonts --reload
> >
> Thanks for this, that output looks good (in the sense that does not
> not crash, but it does not appear it finds/likes many of system fonts).
> Unfortunately, it would have been better if mtxrun crashed as well
> (easier to debug). To me, it seems that one of these must be true:
> * mkluatexfontdb uses different font directories or a different
>   blacklist set, therefore finds different fonts, and crashes
>   on one of those fonts.
> * mkluatexfontdb fetches different information from the fonts
>   it does load, and there is a crash in texlua in that part of
>   the code.
> * mkluatexfontdb uses different code for dumping the cached
>   information, so maybe there is a bug in that (either in
>   mkluatexfontdb or in texlua itself)

Last time I checked, ConTeXt was getting font information using
fontloader.info(), while mkluatexfontdb used a full blown
fontloader.open() call (as the former don't return all info we need), so
this might explain why mkluatexfontdb is more sensitive to broken fonts.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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