[XeTeX] [tex-live] TeXLive Pretest - XeTeX segfaults on LInux 64

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jul 19 15:04:03 CEST 2010

On 19 July 2010 ulrik.vieth at arcor.de wrote:

 > Hi Peter,
 > The segfault did occur with the latest XeTeX version 0.9997.4.
 > Updating from 0.9997.3 to 0.9997.4 changed it from segfaulting
 > immediately when loading unciode-math to segfaulting only in
 > certain situation, depending on what kind of formulas you typeset.
 > > with fontconfig-2.7.3 (libfontconfig.so.1.4.3).
 > Ubuntu 10.4 ships with fontconfig-2.8 rather than fontconfig-2.7.x. 
 > Could there be compatibility issues with that?
 > Would it be better to use a static version of libfontconfig?

Hi Ulrik,
fontconfig is linked dynamically because there are system dependent
paths to the config files compiled in.  Static linking is preferred in
TeX Live, but fontconfig is an exception.  A statically linked
fontconfig might work on your system but you can't be sure that the
config files are found on others.


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