[lucida] [luatex] luatex hangs on lucida OT test file

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Wed Mar 8 15:59:30 CET 2017

> Apart from the necessity to recompile lualatex.fmt, which I had forgotten, I was kind of expecting all that was needed was put the new luatex in the user area, say inside ~/Library/texlive/2016/bin (would be ~/.texlive2016/bin on Linux I guess), and it would be picked up automatically when running luatex from the command line.

No, that *cannot* work ... how should luatex find its initial texmf.cnf?
It uses a set of compiled in paths, plus those determined from the
location of the binary.

You *can* put the luatex binary *anywhere*, but need to make sure that
somewhere a texmf.cnf is findable for luatex.

Once it has its texmf.cnf, everything works with binaries far away.

You could do the following:
* copy kpsewhich alongside the new luatex binary
* add that path to the front
* call: kpsewhich -show-path .cnf

In my case I copied it to ~/bin, I got:
warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /home/norbert/bin:/home/norbert/bin/share/texmf-local/web2c:/home/norbert/bin/share/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/norbert/bin/share/texmf/web2c:/home/norbert/bin/texmf-local/web2c:/home/norbert/bin/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/norbert/bin/texmf/web2c:/home/norbert:/home/norbert/share/texmf-local/web2c:/home/norbert/share/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/norbert/share/texmf/web2c:/home/norbert/texmf-local/web2c:/home/norbert/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/norbert/texmf/web2c://texmf-local/web2c:/home:/home/share/texmf-local/web2c:/home/share/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/share/texmf/web2c:/home/texmf-local/web2c:/home/texmf-dist/web2c:/home/texmf/web2c.

Which tells you the built-in search paths.

You could drop an adjusted texmf.cnf into the directory of the new luatex
binary, and adjust the path elements so not to use SELFAUTOPARENT etc,
to get a working system.

It is possible, but not trivial ;-)))


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