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True 64 Unix and Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg25950] True 64 Unix and Mathematica
  • From: Andre Heinemann <a.heinemann at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 03:46:44 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Mathgroup

About two days ago
I sended a message to support at and to the mathgroup
Where I reported a Mathematica "feature" (there are now bugs (-; )


Export["!emmathfnt  > /home4/andre/eps/filename.eps", graphname, "EPS"]

Mathematica crash's with the error message:

****************** error message 1 *************************

Floating exception.


If I print this graphic to a postscipt file or printer with:

File > Print Selection >

Mathematica crash's with:

************************* error message 2 *******************
Mathematica has received the signal:
SIGSEGV and has exited.
If possible, please report this problem to support at
describing in in as much detail as possible what you were doing
when the problem occurred.

[1]    Segmentation fault     mathematica


Now I saved this "critical" picture with:

Save[workdir <> "killerpic", ba1u6full];

So one can Load it with


If you test it with


you will see that it isn't so complicate.
But attention, we tested other Mathematica versions and the Mathematica crash's
during the Show command.

But if Mathematica is still there, you can make a test with the two
possibilities descript above.

It crash's only for

my Mathematica4.0 version for Digital True 64 UNIX
with 1.280 MB main memory and 500 MHz clock speed.

It works well on a PC-Linux and Windows System
(unfortunately not installed at one of my Computers)

Do you have any answer for this strange behaviour
of the "primitive" OS True64 Unix ???


| email: a.heinemann at |      Andre Heinemann        |

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