[tex-k] (fwd) Bug#633011: /usr/bin/tex crashes on every *.tex file

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jul 8 11:30:17 CEST 2011

Hi Peter,

> this is definitely a bug and the patches below should be applied.  


> The
> effect depends on the arrangement of the various arrays in memory, and it is
> quite possible that this has been changed by a new compiler/linker.

Yeah, as said, in Debian we recently got whatever new version and the binaries were rebuild. Since then tex breaks.

> The relevant code in xetex.ch was introduced in TL SVN r5537 (2007-11-21)
> and I am sure the corresponding code in enctex.ch is at least that old.  So
> should this be fixed right now for the DVD or only after the freeze?

After freeze. We cannot get builds from each and everyone.

Furthermore, it seems that with older compilers that is not a problem, and most binaries are built on old distributions.

But of course I leave Karl the last word.

> It is a pity, such long standing bugs are detected this late stage in the
> release process.

Yeah, got the bug report today, bad coincidence!

And thanks to Roderich for the analysis!!!


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