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Re: pkg/46698 (TeX packages don't compile, SyncTeX removed?)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/46698; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/46698 (TeX packages don't compile, SyncTeX removed?)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:31:34 +0000

 On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 09:55:02AM +0000, Anthony Mallet wrote:
  >  --gc-sections makes the AC_CHECK_SIZEOF([wchar_t]) test fail on
  >  NetBSD-5.1 (gcc-4.1.3).
  >  FYI, the test program in question exits with status 228 (?), 
 This is probably PR 40401. Judging from the contents of that PR, it's
 not getting fixed anytime soon, so removing --gc-sections seems like a
 necessary step.
  >  gdb is stuck
  >  once running the program (must kill it -KILL).
 ...and unless you're running 5.1_STABLE from March or newer this may
 be PR 40594 (or one of several other related ptrace problems) and not
 (strictly speaking) related.
 David A. Holland

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