[tex-live] [OS X TeX] [WARNING - NOT VIRUS SCANNED] TeX Live 2016 Pretest

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sun Apr 17 16:40:10 CEST 2016

> On 17.04.2016, at 03:02, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Folks,
> TeX Live 2016 (and thus MacTeX-2016 and BasicTeX-2016) have
> entered the pretest phase. For information on the pretest,
> see
> 	http://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html
> As this TUG page states, “the TeX Live community greatly appreciates
> all testing of TeX Live. But do not test with the expectation that
> “everything should work perfectly” (it won’t), but rather “I’ll try this
> out and see if I can help improve it.”
> On the pretest site, the install packages for OS X are named
> 	mactex-20160416.pkg
> and
> 	mactex-basictex20160416.pkg
> These packages were just uploaded to TUG and will appear by Sunday
> on tlpretest mirror sites listed on a link from the tlpretest page.
> Both support OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and higher, on both Intel and PPC.

I installed MacTeX 2016 pretest today and there seems to be a serious problem with lua(la)tex and/or luaotfload. The following MWE currently fails to compile with lualatex:

Hello world.

Luaotfload starts to generate a new database and then crashes. Here’s the end of the log:

luaotfload | db : Font names database not found, generating new one.
luaotfload | db : This can take several minutes; please be patient.
/Users/simi/Library/TeXShop/Engines/luaLaTeX.engine: line 4: 25245 Segmentation fault: 11  lualatex -shell-escape -synctex=1 "$1“


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