[tex-live] TL2017/LuaTeX "bug" (but also probably in all other distributions as well)

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Fri Apr 21 13:35:30 CEST 2017

Hello Karl,

>> and the downside of occupying extra space for the benefit of a
>> tiny percentage of users.
> a) I am not sure if this actually increases size of the binary (significantly) First this seems to be a problem on OS X only and I have read some reports that this does not increase the size, depending on the command line arguments given to strip. But I have to investigate further. This comes up on the LuaTeX mailing list once in a while and on the web (tex.stackexchange.com). 

the size increase is about 1MB on OS X (just tested here with "strip -u -r" which makes the luatex binary work here). I hope this is not the worth the discussion.


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