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Re: biber (from TeXLive 2011) crashes on Debian testing/unstable

On Sat, 28 Apr 2012, Marcus Frings wrote:
> Apr 28 12:25:52 black-ice kernel: [1216918.909369]
> /usr/local/texl[14001]: segfault at 0 ip b7591a11 sp bfd15c8c error 4 in
> libc-2.13.so[b7515000+156000]

NULL pointer derreference.

> I have uploaded the output of "strace biber --version" to
> <URL:http://pastebin.com/eeLZVwpz>. Would anyone be willing to help me?

Install the -dbg packages for all libraries used by biber, compile biber
with full debug information, and try running texl (the binary which is
segfaulting) under gdb (maybe using xgdb or ddd to make it easier).  You
should be able to pinpoint what function of libc it is calling with a NULL

Maybe you can even find that out by just using "ltrace" instead of strace
and gdb on the binary with full debug information...

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