[OS X TeX] Unexplained TeXshop crashes
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Sep 27 02:51:58 EDT 2006
On Sep 27, 2006, at 05:39, Louis Talman wrote:
> I'm using TeXshop, installed via MacTeX v1.1, dated 6/8/06 to work on
> a book whose current length is about 350 pages. It consists of a
> short introduction, which is in a root file, and nine chapters, each
> in its own include-file. There is also a BibTeX bibliography and an
> index. When I'm working on Chapter N, I activate a line
> and work away at it.
> So far so good. But when I comment out the \includeonly line in order
> to compile the whole work and to update the index and the
> bibliography, TeXShop frequently crashes--usually when I ask for a
> second compilation but sometimes right after the first compilation.
> It simply quits, and Mac tells me that it's quit unexpectedly. Duh.
> Restarting has always worked, and the crashes happen well after the
> program has saved my revisions (and I have multiple backups), so this
> has more the nature of a big fat nuisance than an emergency.
> I'm unable to identify the circumstances that cause the crashes--I
> thought for a while that they happened when pagination changed, but
> that doesn't seem to be the case. I thought, briefly, that deleting
> all of the .aux files cured the problem--but it doesn't. The more
> changes I make in one of the chapters, the more likely, it seems, that
> TeXShop will crash. I haven't been able to duplicate the behavior
> with anything other than the files I'm working on.
> Has anyone else experienced this problem? Does anyone have any ideas?
There should be a crash log for TeXShop. Sending that to Dick Koch may
give him an idea.
Console.app gives you access to the logs, look at the entries inside
~/Library/Logs and in there at CrashReporter.
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