[tex-live] lua path

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Dec 8 16:58:17 CET 2013

On 2013-12-08 at 13:58:09 +0000, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:

 > > I'm helping a contributor prepare a texlive-friendly package. He's
 > > translated a perl script into lua as I suggested but he wants to use
 > > a standalone class definition which has to go into a directory on the
 > > lua path. I doubt texlive will support that. Is that the case?
 >   What do you mean by "standalone class definition"?  If it's an
 > external file with Lua code, TeX Live will of course support that, as
 > long as it's in a directory known to kpathsea.

What Bob probably means is to have files


and some Lua code in foo.lua like


This is supported by kpathsea, even with .tex files (\input foo/bar )
and another bar.tex in the current directory.

$ tex foo
This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013)
(/home/reinhard/texmf/tex/plain/foo/bar.tex) )
No pages of output.

But when uploading the package to CTAN it's advisable to mention that
the directory structure is relevant.


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