I'm using xetex 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian). I'm trying to run xelatex inside chroot jail.

I've copied following binaries and directories:



Also I tried to copy another tex binaries (tex latex pdflatex xetex) but it's not helped.

When I try to compile minimal xelatex sample

hello world

everything is fine in standard environment, but when I try to compile it inside chroot jail I have (pdf file not produced)

Error 32512 (driver return code) generating output;
file simple.pdf may not be valid.

If I compile it with -no-pdf option everything is fine, xdv file produced.

When I run xdvipdfmx -vvv simple.xdv I have no warnings or errors and even get pdf, but process finished with 139 exit code.

What am I doing wrong?

  • I guess that xdvipdfmx needs gs – egreg Mar 26 '13 at 18:39
  • @egreg: not true; I haven't had GhostScript installed and XeTeX has worked fine. Grigory: I guess one option could be to download texlive and point the install script into the to-be-chrooted directory. – morbusg Mar 26 '13 at 18:44
  • @morbusg Nice to know. One should at least know what the exit code 139 means. – egreg Mar 26 '13 at 18:49
  • @egreg I've added gs to jail but it's not helped: the same behaviour. @morbusg installing texlive not an option by requirements, but thanks for idea! – Gregory Kalabin Mar 26 '13 at 19:08
  • Have you ldd'ed all the binaries to make sure all the libraries are included? – morbusg Mar 27 '13 at 6:17

I solved the problem. Here is the list of missing dependencies:

  • /bin/sh
  • /usr/bin/basename - used by xdvipdfmx
  • /usr/bin/gs - sometimes needed for images processing
  • /tmp - prevents segfaults

Also useful dependencies:

  • /proc and /etc/ld.so.cache - prevent complaining of xetex about "can't open file for reading"
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