[OS X TeX] crashing

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Jul 21 13:26:19 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 10:15 , George Gratzer wrote:

> I am spending my days carrying out the corrections sent by the  
> volunteers. I have the corrections open in Adobe Acrobat 7.0  
> Professional, which stay open for several days.
> During the same time TeXShop crashes maybe a dozen times. Since I  
> typeset after each correction, and TeXShop is smart enough to save  
> before typesetting (thanks god), I never loose any data.
> Nevertheless, I am curious. Am I the only one observing this  
> behaviour? Why I some applications crash proof, other not?

I don't have the app, so I can't comment on the behavior, but there  
are a few things you can do to see what is going on:

  - check the log files (the utility Console Log will let you see  
them); the system and console logs are the important ones, and they  
will probably have messages
relating to the crash when it happens;

  - check crash logs (in /Library/Logs and ~/Library/Logs); there  
will usually be a crash log created when an app crashes.  You can  
send these to Apple and to Adobe (the latter, in my experience, isn't  
particularly interested)

> I run DiskUtility regularly to correct permissions. (No repair  
> necessary.)

This may be akin to throwing the salt over your left shoulder :-}



Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
Institute for the Absorption of Federal Funds
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You're not paying attention

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