[luatex] Finding user-specific Lua binary packages
dirk.laurie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 10:31:06 CET 2015
2015-03-16 10:04 GMT+02:00 luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The manual says they are looked for in
>> but this path seems not to provide for $HOME/texmf. I could put
>> a symbolic link to the .so files in `.` every time, but that really
>> defeats the purpose of kpse.
> $ kpsewhere core.so
This tells me that on your system,
Presumably SELFAUTOLOC is where the TeX binaries are. On Ubuntu,
they are in /usr/bin. It is hardly proper for an ordinary user, even one with
sudo permission, to make a directory /usr/bin/lib/luatex/lua/ for personal
stuff, but I have checked that doing so, besides giving one a thrill like
sneaking into the headmaster's office when he is not there, does work.
And that /usr/local/bin/lib/luatex/lua/ and $HOME/bin/lib/luatex/lua/ do not.
So, at present the bottom line seems to be: user-written Lua scripts
are OK for LuaTeX, but user-written C modules are OK only for those
with superuser status.
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