[XeTeX] XeLaTeX not working after installing TeXLive 2005

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Feb 11 13:09:37 CET 2005

Le 11 févr. 05, à 13:01, Pavel Straňák a écrit :

> So, did I do something wrong, or is XeLaTeX incompatible with the 
> TeXLive 2005?

It's a XeTeX bug, for which a temporary fix has been published by 
Jonathan Kew (until a new fixed version of XeTeX is released):

> De: Jonathan Kew
> Date: 16 décembre 2004 17:30:25 GMT+01:00
> À: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X
> Objet: [XeTeX] XeTeX infinite loop [][][][][][] bug - possible fix
> I think I may have a temporary fix for the [][][][][][] problem, until 
> such time as I correct the real bug in XeTeX and release a new 
> version. I've been able to reproduce the problem here, and identified 
> a texmf.cnf setting that appears to trigger it (and which was changed 
> in a recent i-Package update).
> Edit the file:
> 	/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> (you may need to "sudo pico ..." or whatever your favorite editor is), 
> look for the "Memory" section, and add the lines:
> 	extra_mem_bot.xetex = 0
> 	extra_mem_bot.xelatex = 0
> It is not necessary to regenerate the format files after adding these 
> entries.

The file texmf.cnf in question has been overwritten by the TL2005 
install, hence your problem.


Bruno Voisin

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