Bug 22838 - tex is broken
tex is broken
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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: 20802 23241 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-12-26 08:33 EST by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-03 14:37:48 EST
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Description Gerald Teschl 2000-12-26 08:33:02 EST
tex is broken. All format files are missing. I tried to compile the format
for
latex, but tex will fail. The errors make absolutely no sense.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-27 20:00:46 EST
Can you p[rovide an example of what you are trying to do?
Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2000-12-28 06:23:52 EST
I tried to compile a simple latex file

%%%%%% test.tex %%%%%%%%
\documentclass{article}
 
\begin{document}
Hello world!
\end{document} 
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

[gerald@soliton tmp]$ latex test.tex
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)
I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!

Obviously there is the format missing (which should be present in a correct
installetion).
Hence I tried to compile it myself

[root@soliton /root]# tex -ini -fmt=latex -progname=latex latex.ini
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1) (INITEX)
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/config/latex.ini
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/config/texsys.cfg)
! Arithmetic overflow.
l.125 \multiply\count2 60

<SNIP>

(That makes 100 errors; please try again.)
No pages of output.
Transcript written on latex.log.

I looked at the source where the first error occures in
/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx
on line 515, where tex checks that the format is sufficiently recent. The code
is fine and
compiles with no errors on my Mac.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-28 12:03:46 EST
Yup, got it,  thanks for pointing to the problem. Compilation with -O0 fixes,
better fix
soon.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-29 15:51:36 EST
Better fix is to compile with gcc-2.96-69, done in tetex-1.0.7-11.
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-29 15:52:11 EST
*** Bug 20802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-03 14:36:52 EST
*** Bug 23241 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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