# [lltx] Fail to compile documents with lualatex

Yan Zhou zhouyan1014 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 12:29:24 CEST 2010

I have tested it with a plain tex file using luatex (compile the source of The Texbook with no problem, of course after removing the loop at the beginning of the file) , it works well while the file name contains spaces. So I though it is related to the lualatex command ( though I think lualatex is just a link to luatex with latex formated preloaded).

On Jun 10, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 11:03:31AM +0100, Yan Zhou wrote:
>> Sorry for forget to attach a test file.
>> Below is a minimal test file.
>>
>> \documentclass{book}
>>
>> \title{foo}
>> \author{foo}
>>
>> \begin{document}
>> \maketitle
>> \end{document}
>>
>> Later I found that the problem seems to be related to the file name. While the file name contains space, lualatex fails, otherwise it performs good. eg, with the minimal test file as above, if I name the finale "a b.tex", in terminal, The following is produced
>
> This sounds like a luatex (engine) bug, so please report this to luatex
> developers. Anyway, it is always safer not to use spaces in file names.
>
> --
> Khaled Hosny
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