Bug#520920: texlive-base-bin: bibtex crashes on realloc (invalid next size)
On 26.03.09 Vincent Lefevre (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> BTW, can bibtex8 safely be used in place of bibtex (no
> compatibility problems)?
>From the manual page:
8-bit BibTeX is an enhanced, portable C version of BibTeX
0.99. It has been enhanced in these areas:
- conversion to "big" (32-bit) capacity
- capacity selectable at run time
- flexible support for non-English languages using 8-bit
- well matched to LateX2e and its "inputenc" package
Oren Patashnik, the creator of BibTeX, is working on a new
BibTeX 1.0 that will be a modern implementation supporting
large capacities and non-English languages (see TUGboat, pages
269--274, volume 15, number 3, September 1994). He is content
for this version to be released, but hopes that people will
eventually migrate to BibTeX 1.0 when it is released. Its
release date is uncertain at the moment.
So I guess bibtex8 is compatible, but I can't really say. I'll ask
some more experienced people.