[tex-live] error when trying to run ConTeXt

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Aug 21 03:07:11 CEST 2012

On Mo, 20 Aug 2012, Wynfield Henman wrote:
> TeXLive Version: 2012  ("--all" updated to August 20th, 2012)
> The attempted command which ends in an error is:
>    texexec -o pdf 659-water-stations.tex
> Thei results in: "PANIC: unprotected error in call to Lua API
>                          (zlib library version does not match -
> header: 1.2.5, library: 1.2.7)"
> However /usr/include/zlib.h  is for version 1.2.7, not the 1.2.5
> mentioned in the error message.     Any idea of how to fix this, so I
> can run ConTexT?
> Thanks for any and all help.

Are you running *ONLY* TeX Live a distributed by TUG/CTAN,
or do you have some distribution interfering?

That is a problem with dynamic linking of zlib as done by dists, but
normally not in binaries we ship.

Can you tell me the output of
	which pdftex
	ldd `which pdftex`

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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