[NTG-pdftex] forwarded problem of 1.40.7 on powerpc

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Feb 27 11:31:52 CET 2008

Hi guys,

See below for a bug in 1.40.7 as posted on the context list.
As I wrote there, it looks like an endianness issue because

   300000 >> 16 == 5

Either that, or some object has a different size on ppc, but that
seems unlikely to me.

I am hoping someone has a powerpc to try and sort this out.

Best wishes,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [NTG-context] bib module and pdftex 1.40.7: Virtual memory 
exhausted using MiKTeX-2.7
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:26:46 +0100
From: Thomas A. Schmitz <thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de>
Reply-To: mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
To: mailing list for ConTeXt users <ntg-context at ntg.nl>

On Feb 20, 2008, at 10:05 AM, luigi scarso wrote:

>> Just the other day, I encountered a mysterious error which may or may
>> not be related. I upgraded to pdftex 1.40.7 on all my boxes. This was
>> smooth on my intel-macs (OS X 10.5.2). On my powerpc-mac, I got a  
>> "TeX
>> capacity exceeded!" error with 1.40.7 for a file that compiled fine
>> with 1.40.5. I tried several times: all I did was dropping the pdftex
>> binary and pdftex.pool in place, rebuilding th format and compiling
>> the file. Compilation was smooth with 1.40.5 and consistently failed
>> with 1.40.7 (which I compiled and recompiled without any special
>> flags). I haven't pursued the matter for the moment and just went  
>> back
>> to 1.40.5, but I'm wondering if these problems are related.
> Do you have a test file ?

Sorry, it took me a while because this is the computer in my office,
from which I;ve been away for a while. I think I nailed it down: if I
try to include a pdf image into a ConTeXt document


(with any pdf file) I get this error:

! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [PDF object stream buffer=5].
\dogetTPDfiguresize ...geBox {\@@DriverImageFile }
\PDFimagereference {...

\doanalyzefiguredimensionsinternal ...tfiguresize

<argument> ...}\doanalyzefiguredimensionsinternal


\firstoftwoarguments #1#2->#1

\dododoanalyzeunknownfiguretype ...guredimensions
\next2 ...dododoanalyzeunknownfiguretype {pdf}{#1}

!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

The pdf file is OK; this error only occurs with pdftex 1.40.7 on
powerpc (OS X, 10.5.2). The same file compiles fine with

luatex on powerpc and intel
pdftex 1.40.5 on powerpc and intel
pdftex 1.40.7 on OS X intel

All best


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