libgd breakage

Paulo C├ęsar Pereira de Andrade at
Sat Jun 29 15:50:34 UTC 2013

2013/6/28 Adam Williamson <awilliam at>:

>>   Almost there, but still cannot generate chroot in mock.
>> DEBUG  Error: Package: gnuplot-4.6.2-2.fc20.x86_64 (build)
>> DEBUG             Requires:
> gnuplot appears to be failing on some sort of texlive-related nonsense:
> Execute script `gnuplot.lg'
> /usr/bin/t4ht: line 2: -f/gnuplot: No such file or directory
> /usr/bin/t4ht: line 3: -f/gnuplot: No such file or directory
> /usr/bin/t4ht: line 4: -f/gnuplot: No such file or directory
> --- error --- improper command line
> and then it just appears to loop over the tex4ht usage message forever
> and ever. I don't know if the error is in texlive-tex4ht-bin (which

  It fork bombs for me, and dies a bit later.

> provides /usr/bin/t4ht and /usr/bin/tex4ht), or in how gnuplot is
> calling it. (But I don't have time to figure out that crap, so I'm just
> going to yum remove gnuplot...)

It is not parsing correctly arguments, and t4ht does not check

$ cat /usr/bin/t4ht
        $1 $2
        $1 $2
        $1 $2
        tex4ht $2
        t4ht $2  $3

on f18 at least, and other distros t4ht is a real binary:
$ t4ht --help
t4ht.c (2012-07-25-19:28 kpathsea)
t4ht --help
--- error ---
t4ht [-f<dir char>]filename ...
  -b     ignore -d -m -M for bitmaps
  -c...  choose named segment in env file
  -d...  directory for output files       (default:  current)
  -e...  location of tex4ht.env
  -i     debugging info
  -g     ignore errors in system calls
  -m...  chmod ... of new output files (reused bitmaps excluded)
  -p     don't convert pictures           (default:  convert)
  -r     replace bitmaps of all glyphs    (default:  reuse old ones)
  -M...  chmod ... of all output files
  -Q     quit, if tex4ht.c had problems
  -S...  permission for system calls: *-always, filter
  -X...  content for field %%3 in X scripts
  -....  content for field %%2 in . scripts

   t4ht name -d/WWW/temp/ -etex4ht-32.env -m644

but on rawhide:
$ t4ht --help
<< fork bombs -- do not try >>


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