[luatex] Installing lua modules for luatex

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 15:36:33 CEST 2016

Il 29/ago/2016 14:23, "Konstantin Schukraft" <konstantin at schukraft.org> ha
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to install additional packages to the lua interpreter within
> luatex. After an odyssey of google'ing with about a dozen different
> suggestions on how to achieve adding external libraries (or part
> thereof), most are way too complicated for my taste, mangling tex
> internals etc., and having had partial success at best with this topic I
> come here to ask:
> why isn't there something comparatively easy like a "luatex-luarocks"
> for installing third-party libraries? Would that be problematic to
> implement or has just no one had the time to do something like it yet?
> Specifically, I tried to install a postgres driver, either
> luasql.postgres (a .so compiled for the system lua 5.2), or pgmoon. I
> can't manage to get either working. I won't flood the list with all
> possible error messages from the different ways I tried to achieve this.
> I'd just like to know: has anyone done this successfully?
> In my search I also came across the Lua section in the handbook, reading
> about the texconfig.kpse_init option, which would preserve the regular
> lua searcher/loader. Unfortunately, setting it to false in the lua init
> file as suggested results in a core dump with the 0.80.0 version
> installed via the OS package manager (I'm on FreeBSD 10.3). I can
> reproduce this core dump with the 0.95.0 version I downloaded and
> compiled myself. Setting it to true doesn't cause a core dump.
> Thank you very much,
> Konstantin

Can you give us a test file thame makes a cord dump? (via private email, if
you want)

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