dvips segfaults with new kernel

dvips segfaults with new kernel

Post by Ingjald Finjor » Thu, 16 Oct 1997 04:00:00

I had a Linux Slackware installation, the one obtainable
by ftp from sunsite.unc.edu in Oct./Nov. '95 (Slackware 3.1?).
I.e., kernel 1.2.13, libc.so.5.0.9, libm.so.5.0.0, ld.so.1.7.3,
Elf system.
Recently I upgraded to kernel 2.0.30, libc.so.5.4.33, libm.so.5.0.9,
ld(-linux).so.1.8.10. The links and file placements are correct
according to the ELF-HOWTO. However, I have kept the*version
from the previous installation, including dvips.

And when I now runs dvips, it says:
     This is dvipsk 5.58a (and so on)
     Segmentation fault
Rebooting with the old kernel, however, I can still use the old
dvips (although of course other things like the new modules do not
work with the old kernel).

How comes?
And can I do anything to avoid the segfault, other than installing
LaTeX/dvips anew?

:)  Ingjald Finjord


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I just installed NTeX, from the Slackware Aug. 96 CDROM distribution
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Latex seems to work fine.
dvips segfaults immediately. Without any options or input
it is supposed to print the list of command line options,
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Also, xdvi does not seem to handle overlays properly, and
ghostview does not seem to display the right fonts--the fonts
displayed are much smaller than should actually be.

Any help/insights would be very much appreciated.


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