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2009.03.18 00:18 "[Tiff] The tag 40961: `TIFFReadCustomDirectory' cause Bus Error (core dumped) on Solaris 10 system.", by Donovan Williams

Does any one know anything about this bug? And if so is there a fix for it?

I am using LIBTIFF, Version 3.8.2 on Solaris 10 which came packaged with the O/S. Whenever I perform the tiffinfo command on a certain file I get a Bus Error (core dump):- -bash-3.00$ tiffinfo -v /apps/artesia/calvin/30597101.TIF

TIFF Directory at offset 0x8 (8)
    Subfile Type: (0 = 0x0)
    Image Width: 3219 Image Length: 4340
    Resolution: 350, 350 pixels/inch
    Bits/Sample: 8
    Compression Scheme: None
    Photometric Interpretation: RGB color
    Orientation: row 0 top, col 0 lhs
    Samples/Pixel: 3
    Rows/Strip: 4340
    Planar Configuration: single image plane

  Make: Phase One
  Model: P 45
  Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
  DateTime: 2008:02:04 12:05:20
Bus Error (core dumped)

From further research I have discovered that the error is as a result of "unknown field with tag 40961 (0xa001) encountered. `TIFFReadCustomDirectory'". Please let me know if you need any further information. This error is also affecting the Imagemagik application which relies on the LibTiff libraries to identify TIFF files specification.

Thanks in advance for any help.

drw.