[tex-k] error msg for broken format

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jan 16 02:10:25 CET 2010

    Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:08:15 +0200
    From: Manuel PŽégouriŽé-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>
    latex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s).
    Could it be changed so that it includes the full path to the broken
    format file? 

I just installed the change below which seems to do that.

Barring problems ...
Taco, I hope you can do the equivalent in luatex, if not previously done.
Thanh/Martin/whomever, please import into pdftex, if not previously done.
Jonathan, please import into xetex, if not previously done.


--- texmfmp.c   (revision 16728)
+++ texmfmp.c   (working copy)
@@ -2165,8 +2165,8 @@
   if (fwrite (p, item_size, nitems, out_file) != nitems)
-      fprintf (stderr, "! Could not write %d %d-byte item(s).\n",
-               nitems, item_size);
+      fprintf (stderr, "! Could not write %d %d-byte item(s) to %s.\n",
+               nitems, item_size, nameoffile+1);
       uexit (1);

@@ -2192,7 +2192,8 @@
   if (fread (p, item_size, nitems, in_file) != (size_t) nitems)
-    FATAL2 ("Could not undump %d %d-byte item(s)", nitems, item_size);
+    FATAL3 ("Could not undump %d %d-byte item(s) from %s",
+            nitems, item_size, nameoffile+1);

 #if !defined (WORDS_BIGENDIAN) && !defined (NO_DUMP_SHARE)

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