[lltx] Fwd: [MacTeX] fontspec for LuaTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun May 30 16:05:27 CEST 2010

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 03:26:14PM +0200, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> [without bruno]
> Le 30/05/2010 15:19, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard a écrit :
> >>> 	theo9mc182:~ bvoisin$ mkluatexfontdb --help
> >>> 	/usr/texbin/mkluatexfontdb:14: module 'alt_getopt' not found:
> >>> 		no field package.preload['alt_getopt']
> >>> 		[kpse lua searcher] file not found: 'alt_getopt'
> >>> 	[kpse C searcher] file not found: 'alt_getopt'
> >>>
> > I'll investigate, but the symlink in bin is *not* the correct general solution.
> > 
> My question is: how the hell did it work anywhere? Currently, require() is not
> supposed to find alt_getopt.lua where it is located. I would be interesting to
> know how this went unnoticed before release, in order to avoid the same kind of
> problems later.
> Anyway, for some time I've been wanting to change LUAINPUTS so that lua modules
> located like alt_getopt are found. I think now is the time :-)

We had some discussion while ago about this, and since I don't recall
reaching an acceptable solution, I just copied alt_getopt to luaotfload
and asked every one to run the script without installing it.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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