[OS X TeX] Unexplained TeXshop crashes

Gerben Wierda 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
> \includeonly{ChapterN}
> 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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