[XeTeX] XeTeX segmentation faults

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 14:14:26 CEST 2004

Jonathan Kew said this at Tue, 15 Jun 2004 12:41:41 +0100:

>I don't see any reason you should need to remove/reinstall XeTeX; it 
>has no persistent state or caching of font information between runs, or 
>anything like that. Have you restarted since removing the suspect 
>fonts? I wonder if the ATS system might be caching something and 
>require a restart (or at least logout) in order to clear things.

The cache that I ran afoul of was:

(where 501 is replaced with your uid)

Deleting it helped get further with my font problems, but I still needed
to root out the offending font.

>Aha.... While writing this, your next message arrived:
>> Regarding my message about segmentation faults after removing the 
>> fonts. I checked in another application, and those fonts still are 
>> listed, and still do not want to be removed.
>> Is there anything I can use instead of Fontbook that will do a better 
>> job of removing the fonts?
>So they're not really gone yet. Try logging out (or restarting), to 
>ensure that any process that's currently using the fonts gets 
>terminated, and then remove them from the Library/Fonts folder(s) using 
>the Finder. I'm not sure exactly how Fontbook deals with things....

Well, with my psnormalizer problem (which manifested itself with Apple's
pstopdf and opening PostScript files in Preview.app), that sub-system, I
discovered, seemed to ignore FontBook settings.

I'm not saying Musa's problems are the same as mine, but it does sound
familiar. Physically remove all .pfb files. If you suspect other, new
fonts, move them out of the font folders as well.

 Adam T. Lindsay                      atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
 Computing Dept, Lancaster University   +44(0)1524/594.537
 Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK             Fax:+44(0)1524/593.608

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