[luatex] Why is --progname needed?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Apr 17 10:06:13 CEST 2009

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>> Hi,
>> mpg at roth:~% luatex --ini
>> kpathsea mode needs a --progname or --fmt switch
>> Why can't the progname be taken from the invocation name in INI mode,
>> just as
>> pdftex does?
> I forget. Luatex has the added complication that it is possible
> to _not_ initialize kpathsea, but looking at it now it seems that
> insisting on a progname was an unneeded restriction. Maybe.
> I'll double-check, tomorrow.

If you want, you can try #2310 (trunk), which removes the restriction.

Best wishes,

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