[XeTeX] Segfault in Mac xelatex using fancybox

George V. Reilly george at reilly.org
Mon Mar 1 06:59:21 CET 2010

With the following LaTeX fragment, I can reproduce a segfault in the latest
MacTeX version of xelatex on OS X 10.6.2. I was also able to repro it with
the version of MacTeX that I downloaded a year ago.

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text, Numbers=OldStyle]{Hoefler Text}

% Framed box

$ gdb xelatexGNU gdb 6.3.50-20050815 (Apple version gdb-1346) (Fri Sep 18
20:40:51 UTC 2009)
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This GDB was configured as "x86_64-apple-darwin"...Reading symbols for
shared libraries ........ done

(gdb) r coredump.tex
Starting program: /usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/universal-darwin/xelatex
Reading symbols for shared libraries
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang,
yphenation, german-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, ancientgreek, ibycus,
abic, basque, bulgarian, catalan, pinyin, coptic, croatian, czech, danish,
h, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, galician, german, ngerman,
greek, greek, hungarian, icelandic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian,
rmanji, latin, latvian, lithuanian, mongolian, mongolian2a, bokmal, nynorsk,
lish, portuguese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian,
ish, swedish, turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, welsh, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
fontspec.cfg loaded.
Style option: `fancybox' v1.3 <2000/09/19> (tvz)
)Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done

Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
Reason: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at address: 0xfffffffc
0x00062d0e in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00062d0e in ?? ()
#1  0x0005d1ee in ?? ()
#2  0x0002c8af in ?? ()
#3  0x0002d089 in ?? ()
#4  0x0002dbe8 in ?? ()
#5  0x0004b2a7 in ?? ()
#6  0x00008482 in ?? ()
#7  0x00051017 in ?? ()
#8  0x00011449 in ?? ()
#9  0x00056835 in ?? ()
#10 0x00002402 in ?? ()
#11 0x00002329 in ?? ()

$ xelatex --version
XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009)
kpathsea version 5.0.0
Copyright 2009 SIL International and Jonathan Kew.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the XeTeX copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the XeTeX source.
Primary author of XeTeX: Jonathan Kew.
Compiled with ICU version 3.8.1 [with modifications for XeTeX]
Compiled with zlib version 1.2.3; using 1.2.3
Compiled with FreeType2 version 2.3.9; using 2.3.9
Using Mac OS X Carbon, Cocoa & QuickTime frameworks

The repro case is cut down from a much larger file that worked a year ago on
OS X 10.5. The same large file continues to work on the latest TeXLive on
/George V. Reilly  george at reilly.org  Twitter: @georgevreilly
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