[tex-live] [2011 pretest] xindy crashes on NetBSD

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Fri Nov 11 00:40:08 CET 2011

Marc Baudoin wrote:
> Hi,
> I was saying a few months ago:
>> As I noticed NetBSD/i386 binaries have just been integrated into
>> TeX Live 2011 pretest, I did a fresh install this morning and
>> tested it on a few documents. 
>> Reading raw-index "/tmp/qFGZnlYOSq"...
>> *** - handle_fault error2 ! address = 0xf615cb1c not in [0x67ffd2d0,0x6809e000) !
>> SIGSEGV cannot be cured. Fault address = 0xf615cb1c.
> I see there has been a xindy update this week in TeX Live 2011 so
> I tested it.
> The new xindy works fine on the one-line test index above but
> still crashes on real (1 to 6 pages) indexes with the same
> message as before or with:

Try to find xindy executables (xindy.run & xindy.mem) from TL 2010.
Replace the TL 2011 files with the 2010 files. It should work.

The problem seems to be CLISP 2.49. It didn't work on MacOS X
either, and caused other problems on Debian as well. Going back to
an earlier CLISP version solved the problem. I haven't been able to
reproduce the crashes, though, as I have neither NetBSD nor a Mac.

But not all is lost. ;-) Christoph Badura, one of the NetBSD
developers, is a good friend of mine. He'll visit me next week;
I'll see if we'll find the time to reproduce and investigate the
issue together.


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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