[luatex] Plain TeX is not working

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat May 9 15:09:53 CEST 2009

Hi also,

To Yue Wang: funny, I never realized that file: syntax work!

Yue Wang wrote:
> Hi, Hans:
> I am using the ConTeXt minimal distribution to run plain TeX.
> The ini file is exactly same as your luatex-plain.tex.
> However, I run into this problem:
> This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.40.0-2009042221 (Web2C 7.5.7)
>  \write18 enabled.
> (test.tex (c:/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/generic/context/luatex-basics.tex)
> (c:/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/generic/context/luatex-fonts.tex
> <luatex-fonts-merged.lua> <luatex-fonts.lua loaded in 0.047 seconds>)

For Hans: we need version number reporting here to keep track of issues
like this one. Perhaps just dump the \contextversion it was derived from
to the log file?

> (c:/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/generic/context/luatex-mplib.tex)
> ! LuaTeX error ...-context/tex/generic/context/luatex-fonts-merged.lua:5124:
> attempt to index global 'caches' (a nil value).

In my local version of luatex-fonts-merged, there is no 'caches' on that
line, neither is there in the current version from minimals (synced two
minutes ago). Needless to say: the test runs without problems.

Best wishes,

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