[luatex] Building LuaTeX.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Oct 2 02:33:44 CEST 2010

On 2 October 2010 luigi scarso wrote:

 > 1) mkiv format is regenerated at every run -- it's not normal

Do you have to update the file database?

 > 2) if I don't have MinGW on my PATH, then luatex.exe  doesn't work

Did you copy all required DLLs to the same directory as luatex.exe?

This is just a guess, AFAIK Windows complains if a DLL can't be

Since many useful debugging tools like strace or ldd don't work on
Windows, consider to install "Dependency Walker":


Under MinGW you could also try:

  strings /path/to/luatex.exe | grep -i '\.dll$'

Dependency Walker was formerly part of Mark Russinovich's Sysinternals
Suite, which provides a lot of debugging tools for Windows:



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