[NTG-context] Debian/texlive/context: Segfault in mpost

Johan Sandblom jsandblom at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 18:30:45 CET 2006

On Debian testing/unstable with
texlive-metapost/testing uptodate 2005.dfsg.2-2
texlive-base/testing uptodate 2005.dfsg.2-3
texlive-common/testing uptodate 2005.dfsg.2-3
texlive-base-bin/testing uptodate 2005.dfsg.2-2

and the new context package from www.tug.org/texlive/Debian version
2006.08.08 the following text file processes without error but has no

draw (0,0)..(1,0)..(1,1)..(1,0)..cycle scaled 5cm withcolor black ;

Further investigation revealed that

johans at smoke:~$ mpost -progname=metafun -mem=metafun mptest-mpgraph.mp
This is MetaPost, Version 0.901 (Web2C 7.5.5)
(mptest-mpgraph.mpSegmentation fault

Mpost segfaulted, which I have never seen and have no idea how to
pursue. More details:

johans at smoke:~$ mpost --version
MetaPost 0.901 (Web2C 7.5.5)
kpathsea version 3.5.5
Copyright 2005 AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Kpathsea is copyright 2005 Karl Berry and Olaf Weber.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the MetaPost copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the MetaPost source.
Primary author of MetaPost: John Hobby.
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry, Olaf Weber, and others.

johans at smoke:~$ locate metafun.mem
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