Re: bus error in ps2pdf
Quoting Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Stéphane Glondu wrote:
ocaml-melt currently FTBFS on sparc  because of a bus error
provoked by ps2pdf. The bus error is easily reproduced by running
ps2pdf on the file available at . This bug is not present with the
previous version, 8.71~dfsg2-10.
Thanks for reporting it. If anyone has time on a sparc, what might be
apt-get build-dep ghostscript
git clone git://git.ghostscript.com/ghostscript.git
# configure to minimize features (hopefully speeding up build)
./autogen.sh -C \
--disable-freetype --disable-cups --disable-gtk \
--enable-dynamic --with-system-libtiff \
--without-ijs --without-jbig2dec --without-jasper
As of Ghostscript 9.00 --disable-freetype is essentially an
unsupported configuration. We've switched to freetype as the default
font scaler/renderer and whilst I doubt it will make a difference in
this case, we're unlikely to investigate any bugs that show without
freetype, but not with freetype.
I'd be happy to look into this, but I don't have access to a
Debian/Sparc system (my Sparc box has some hardware in it that doesn't
play nice with Linux).
Also, I'm not entirely sure what the status of the Ghostscript git
mirror is currently - we currently use Subversion as the "canonical"
source repository (not to be confused with the company behind
Ubuntu!), and the person who used to look after the git mirror is no
longer involved in GS development.
P.S. Oh yes, I'm a Ghostscript developer, by the way.....