Subject: pkg/15549: pkgsrc/print/acroread crashes on any pdf-file
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/09/2002 04:13:46
>Number:         15549
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkgsrc/print/acroread crashes on any pdf-file
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 08 19:14:01 PST 2002
>Originator:     Matthias Buelow
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA

	pkgsrc as of Jan 20, 2002, on i386
System: NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA (ALTAIR) #3: Mon Jan 21 02:21:16 CET 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Acroread (the free pdf reader) coredumps with SIGSEGV
	on any pdf file I fed it so far.
	Acroread is a horrible pile of crap, worse than Netscape,
	yet it manages to work somehow on a real Gnu/Linux without
	crashing all the time (only occasionally).  So I think
	it must somehow be the Linux-emulation that provokes
	that kind of misbehaviour.
	The linux emulation is using the package suse_base-6.4nb3
	and friends for userland emulation.

	Install acroread from pkgsrc on a 1.5.3_alpha installation:

	# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.27 2001/08/21 08:23:26 abs Exp $
	# FreeBSD Id: Makefile,v 1.13 1999/04/08 07:49:18 dima Exp $
	PKGNAME=        acroread-4.05

	and try to read pdf files.

	Use xpdf instead.  Unfortunately, xpdf doesn't work with
	nearly all pdf files and is missing a lot of pdf features.