[tex-live] Location of Lua binary extension modules

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Wed Apr 27 00:32:07 CEST 2011

Am 26.04.2011 um 00:11 schrieb Karl Berry:

>    $SELFAUTOLOC is the directory where the binaries are located. Have
>    you considered amending this setting so that the search path
>    includes the standard TEXMF trees? It seems to be the only search
>    path that is outside the standard TDS hierarchies.
> The purpose of CLUAINPUTS (as Taco and I had discussed it) to have a
> place for dynamically loaded libraries.  Those are always
> platform-specific by their nature.  Therefore they have to be under
> bin/, not in the platform-independent trees.

I see your point. The downside is that it is not possible to e.g. install extension modules in a home directory.

>    There is also something weird going on with the kpsewhich interface
>    concerning Lua extension modules: kpsewhich -show-path clua does not
>    show the expanded value of CLUAINPUTS.
> Yes, that output is weird.  I'll look.  Meanwhile, kw -show-path .dll
> or .so looks like the expected output.

It seems as if "clua" were treated exactly like "lua" when given explicitly.

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