[tex-live] uninitialized line number in pdfTeX

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Sat Aug 13 07:11:24 CEST 2011

>     The attached texinfo file produces this error message
>       ./WarningProb.texi:-1162167622: Could not find image file [...]
>     if processed with
>       pdfetex --file-line-error WarningProb.texi
>     The reported line number is 0xbabababa; for me this indicates an
>     uninitialized (and consequently not set) line number.
> Unfortunately, I get ./WarningProb.texi:0: Could not find ...
> instead of the bogus value.  Also on i386 GNU/Linux (specifically,
> CentOS 5.6), with the same pdf(e)tex and texinfo.tex.  Sigh.
> Can you think of anything else in your environment that could be
> causing the difference?  Some memory-testing environment variable or
> something?  I tried running with MALLOC_CHECK_=2, to no avail.

Sorry for missing that.  I can reproduce your result.  Try


to get what I see.

BTW, value 0 looks wrong for me also...  With my test file, it should
be 30, shouldn't it?


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