[tex-live] Debian freeze - last chance for changes

Peter Breitenlohner peb at mppmu.mpg.de
Fri Jun 22 11:49:27 CEST 2012

Hi Norbert,

during the TL freeze I have accumulated lots of small changes in my working
copy, many of them in an attempt to minimize the TL vs W32TeX diffs.

There are, however, four such changes that might be useful for Debian.

(1) and (2): Ken Brown <kbrow1i at gmail.com> has noted that already moderately
long pathnames may yield buffer overruns in lacheck and dvi2tty.

(3): three ICU library files have been modified (undoing ICU SVN commit
36090 from 2009-06-11), in order to solve all/most XeTeX problems with Indic

(4): a small change in pdftexdir/pdftosrc.cc required to build pdfTeX with
poppler >=0.18.4 (system-xpdf).  Note, however, that building pdfTeX that
way slightly reduces its capability to handle large files (see README.config
1.6 and 3.4.2).


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