[luatex] Help a non-computer scientist!

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Tue Apr 6 11:51:46 CEST 2010

So it was so simple... I thought executable were hacked somehow in 
distros (which is the case for MikTeX, I believe, but my knowledge on 
that matter is close to zero).
I should read your blog more often, Manuel.

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard a écrit :
> Hi Paul,
> Paul Isambert a écrit :
>> I'm fed up with trying to solve the following problem all by myself and
>> pretty sure I won't succeed. That's why now I ask for help.
>> I'm using LuaTeX's latest builds, 0.52 recently and now v0.6, but I'm
>> totally unable to build a proper TDS and above all have LuaTeX use it,
>> so all my files are in one directory with the executable, and it's
>> pretty annoying because I use luaotfload, for instance, which calls many
>> files, and the directory is an awful mess.
>> So is there anybody here that could help me have a clean installation
>> with luatex? Perhaps you should answer to me directly instead of here,
>> since it's probably an uninteresting topic to most of you.
> I think the best solution is to use a TeX distribution, such as TeX Live (you
> can choose a minimal install if you want), and add your newer LuaTeX executable
> to this distribution. You can either just replace the luatex executable by your
> own version, but this may cause your executable to be replaced again by the
> distro's version when you update your distro, or you can follow the procedure
> explained (in French) here:
> http://weblog.elzevir.fr/2009/02/integrer-un-luatex-recent-a-tex-live/
> Hope that helps, and feel free to request more detailed explanations if needed.
> Manuel.
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