[luatex] recent lua* updates | MikTeX | broken again... ;-)

Evan Cooch evan.cooch at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 18:44:41 CEST 2013

Note that in my MWE, I don't use fontspec, so its not related to that 
(which was also updated). Its almost guaranteed to b one of the various 
lua* updates.  According to the MikTeX website, they are


On 6/26/2013 12:41 PM, Evan Cooch wrote:
> So, took my 'test machine' (Windows 7, MikteX 2.9), and tried out the 
> latest Lua* updates (lots of updates - libs, binaries, many 
> things...). And, said 'updates' completely breaks functioning system 
> -- files not only don't compile, they yield nasty errors with words 
> like 'fatal' in them. ;-)
> Consider following simple MWE:
> \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper]{article}
> \usepackage{unicode-math}
>   \setmathfont{Asana Math}
> \begin{document}
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent in 
> tincidunt nulla. Donec quis laoreet est. Aenean vitae est felis, a 
> venenatis magna. Mauris semper bibendum vulputate. Etiam bibendum quam 
> ut erat rutrum consequat.
> \begin{equation}
> \frac{dN}{dt}=rN\left(1-\frac{N}{K}\right)
> \end{equation}
> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi eget 
> dolor ac diam interdum volutpat. Cras luctus congue nibh, at dictum 
> nulla iaculis quis.
> \end{document}
>  When I try to compile the file (from command line, or otherwise), I get
> Command Line:   lualatex.exe --shell-escape "lua-mwe.tex"
> Startup Folder: C:\Users\egc\Desktop\downloads\mwe files
> This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.76.0-2013062419 (rev 4627)
>  \write18 enabled.
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
> LuaLaTeX failed to create a pdf file.
> For possible explanations start the command from the Command Prompt...
> <fyi: trying from the command prompt yields the same message>.
> So, now we'e back to figuring out which of the 6-8 'updates' (along, 
> or together) is not playing nice....

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