[luatex] luaotfload problems on windows (TL + Miktex)

Philipp Gesang Philipp.Gesang at alumni.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Jul 14 15:10:30 CEST 2013

Hi Ulrike, others,

···<Datum: Thursday, 11. July 2013>···<Von: Ulrike Fischer>···

> Am Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:21:51 -0400 schrieb Jura Pintar:
> > Ulrike, when you run luaotfload-tool --help under MiKTeX and under TeX 
> > Live, do you get the same output?
> No. But this is not caused by the binary wrapper of miktex pointing
> to a wrong file: I get the same behaviour if I delete the lua-files
> in the main miktex tree and so only the git files exists.
> And -V always shows the git version number. 
> The different messages are caused by an option:
> luaotfload-tool --alias=luaotfload-tool --help : new message
> luaotfload-tool --alias=mkluatexfontdb --help  : old message
> Philipp: should I make a bug report so that miktex changes the
> luaotfload-tool call? 

I finally got around to install the Win32 version of Texlive
through Wine. In the cmd shell, luaotfload-tool --help correctly
displays the long message while mkluatexfontdb --help gives the
compatibility one. The cache paths are resolved correctly as
well, so there’s nothing wrong with the script as such, and
forcing the “--alias” should be unnecessary.

So, yes, if you run luaotfload-tool --help and don’t get the
complete message, then this needs fixing on the Miktex side. The
script only accepts “mkluatexfontdb” as an alias so we don’t
break existing scripts.


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