[tex-live] Fwd: Re: Error TL12 kpsewhich in ifxetex

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jun 26 06:32:37 CEST 2012

On Di, 26 Jun 2012, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Strange. I checked the source. The open_in_or_pipe function

Ahh bummer me ... didn't check the * but ptr itself (doulbe 


DEBUG in runpopen cmd = kpsewhich -var-value=max_print_line### mode = rb
DEBUG allow == 1, running popen
DEBUG: runpopen did fail

I traced it down to the fact that
	popen("kpsewhich -var-value=max_print_line", "rb")

Now I am wondering, accoridng to the manpage I see, the arguemtn "rb"
is wrong, it should be either "r" or "w" (or "re" or "we").

But no b occoring in it.

Best wishes

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