[luatex] Attempt to build font name database fails with app crash

Dieter Köhler dieter.koehler at philo.de
Sat May 5 23:13:41 CEST 2012

Hi all,

When I use the \setmainfont{} command from the fontspec package, 
lualatex crashes while attempting to build a font name database.

The last lines from the log are:

> luaotfload | Font names database not found, generating new one.
>              This can take several minutes; please be patient.
> luaotfload | Updating the font names database:
> luaotfload | Scanning TEXMF and OS fonts...

A few seconds after this output lualatex.exe crashes. These are the 
details from the crash report:

>   Problemereignisname:	APPCRASH
>   Anwendungsname:	lualatex.exe
>   Anwendungsversion:
>   Anwendungszeitstempel:	4f89c403
>   Fehlermodulname:	MiKTeX209-luatex.dll
>   Fehlermodulversion:
>   Fehlermodulzeitstempel:	4f89c401
>   Ausnahmecode:	c0000005
>   Ausnahmeoffset:	001c3112
>   Betriebsystemversion:	6.0.6002.
>   Gebietsschema-ID:	1031
>   Zusatzinformation 1:	a639
>   Zusatzinformation 2:	d30636b18506cc4045e567ea7e0d56ca
>   Zusatzinformation 3:	0d8c
>   Zusatzinformation 4:	b10a82d72fc083b00aac319a4871e166

I am using an up-to-date MiKTeX installation on Windows Vista. MiKTeX is 
installed in the "Program Files" directory. And I am running lualatex as 
user, not an admin.

Has anyone else experienced this bug too and knows about a workaround?

Best regards,

Dieter Köhler

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