# [lltx] Fail to compile documents with lualatex

Yan Zhou zhouyan1014 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 13:03:20 CEST 2010

Thank you for clarifying this for me. And more thanks for pointing out it is already discussed before. I will look into the archives myself too.

On Jun 10, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Le 10/06/2010 12:29, Yan Zhou a écrit :
>> I have tested it with a plain tex file using luatex (compile the source of
>> The Texbook with no problem,
>
> Please use story.tex for your tests, texbook.tex is not meant to be compiled (or
> don't say it on public mailing lists).
>
>> So I though it is related to the lualatex command ( though I think lualatex
>>
> The core problem is, luatex doesn't handle \jobname in the same way as pdftex
> when in contains spaces. This is apparent with LaTeX since it tries to \input
> \jobname.aux at begin document.
>
> I seem to remember this was already discussed on the luatex list, I'll look into
> the archives. In the meanwhile, I recommend that you just don't use spaces in
> file names with LaTeX.
>
> Manuel.