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Re: broken mpost binary from TeXLive

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: broken mpost binary from TeXLive
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:52:50 +0200
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On 09/04/2013 11:40 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
As far as TL goes, there were no releases of mpost between TL'12 and
TL'13.  We did not do any bug-fix binaries in 2012 (and I sincerely
hope we never have to again).  So all I can say is that mpost 1.802,
the original TL 2013 binary, has the bug.  The TL'12 version was

Thanks.  So it probably makes sense to exclude

   1.504 < mpost --version < 1.803

in the configure script.

Julien, can you take care of that?

Hm. Missed that issue earlier.
This whole thing is very suspicious in the sense that mpost 1.803 segfaults on ARM architectures (from Arch Linux' texlive-bin). The same version (as announced by the package repositories' numbers) works fine on my x86_64 Arch environment.
I placed a report under
since I assumed it to be an Arch Linux on ARM-only problem, but now I'm curious whether part of the bug survived... I probably won't be able to test until next week, but I'll investigate a bit more then (and probably try to contact the TeXLive gurus).


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