[OS X TeX] Strange error fflush()

Alain Matthes alain.matthes at mac.com
Wed Jan 23 11:34:34 EST 2008

Le 23 janv. 08 à 15:32, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> No, it's definitely an error from pdflatex.

yes  I think you are right because  in the news of pdftex 1.40.5

- Bugfixes: - calling 'pdftex %' would crash (830)
             - fflush the recorder file

> This error should not happen, because fflush() commonly flushes an  
> output stream of data to a file in a file system, either to write or  
> to update it. Since /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/ 
> pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map is a read-only file (commonly a symbolic or  
> sym-link) for pdflatex, pdflatex has nothing to flush to this file.
> It's bad that no status or error value was reported. Or can you see  
> a bit more in the LOG file?
> Can you make it happen again?


> Can you list in Terminal with ls the file /usr/local/texlive/2007/ 
> texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map as in:
> 	ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/ 
> pdftex*

AlterMundus:~ ego$ ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/ 
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      15 15 déc 12:34
-> pdftex_dl14.map
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  466360 15 déc 12:33 /usr/local/texlive/2007/ 
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  464810 15 déc 12:33 /usr/local/texlive/2007/ 

> and also
> 	file /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/ 
> pdftex*

AlterMundus:~ ego$ file /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/ 
pdftex.map:       ASCII English text
pdftex_dl14.map:  ASCII English text
pdftex_ndl14.map: ASCII English text

Thanks for your help. I wait your answer and after I try pdftex 1.40.5

Regards Alain

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