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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Mar 9 02:22:55 CET 2017

On 2017-03-08 at 23:59:30 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > > 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 ;-)))

It should be sufficient to put a texmf.cnf file into ~/.texlive2016/bin
which only contains one line:

  TEXMROOT = /usr/local/texlive/2016


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