Hello everyone, before asking here I have tried the German user mailing list of Debian and comp.text.tex, too, but nobody could help me there, yet. So please forgive me for sending my concern directly to the DD list. I'm running Debian unstable (32 bit) on various machines with local installations of TeXLive 2011 (both Debian and TeXLive are updated daily). Since a few days biber (which is part of TeXLive and replaces the old bibtex) crashes on all machines with a segmentation fault: [12:25][marcus@black-ice:~]$ biber -version Segmentation fault Apr 28 12:25:52 black-ice kernel: [1216918.909369] /usr/local/texl: segfault at 0 ip b7591a11 sp bfd15c8c error 4 in libc-2.13.so[b7515000+156000] This segmentation fault also happens on a fresh install of Debian testing (I used the Debian netinstall image from April 26). biber can also be downloaded directly from <URL:http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblatex-biber/files/biblatex-biber/> and both the official release 0.9.9 and the development version give a segfault. I have reported this issue to Philip Kime, the author of biber, and he confirmed the crash. There was a similar issue on Debian testing 64 bit but now biber seems to work again on 64 bit: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3519958&group_id=228270&atid=1073792 However, biber still fails to run on the 32 bit version of Debian testing/unstable. I'm still in contact with Philip but he could not find a solution, yet, and asked me to ask the Debian people for help. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to figure out myself which recent change in Debian triggers the crash and makes biber incompatible with current Debian versions. I have uploaded the output of "strace biber --version" to <URL:http://pastebin.com/eeLZVwpz>. Would anyone be willing to help me? Best regards, Marcus -- Bender: "Ahhh, what an awful dream. Ones and zeroes everywhere... and I thought I saw a two."
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