[OS X TeX] Possible problem with libpng i-Package on Mac OS X 10.4

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Apr 6 08:16:46 EDT 2006

I have had one, but serious, report on a potential problem. There is a 
possible problem with the libpng software if installed on Mac OS X 10.4 
systems. As a result, all kinds of Apple apps start crashing because 
they try to load the dynamic library that is part of the libpng 
i-Package. There is nothing worng with that library, but Apple 
Frameworks seem to require extra stuff which is not available in the 
standard libpng 1.2.8 out there on the net.

I have blocked the libpng i-Package and I urge everybody to uninstalll 
it. I will reissue it without the dynamic libraries. Something that was 
the case before last month.

I will update the autotrace, wvWare, netpbm and libwmf i-package such 
that they do not require dynamic libpng but are linked statically.


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