[tex-live] somewhat broken macOS binaries (was: Stripping LuaTeX with "strip -u -r" to allow loading modules)

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Mon Apr 24 07:09:13 CEST 2017

To Richard:

> In the meantime I want to return to the security issue which Karl raised in the
> original messages on this issue. I haven't studied the language used by Lua, but it looks like the
> test function could do more or less anything, and your example calls luatex without the
> equivalent of --shell-escape. What am I missing?

your and Karl's concerns are valid, of course. LuaTeX provides the command line switch --safer to disable the module loading.

I fail to understand why security is given if module loading works out of the box on Linux but not on Mac, which is the status quo. 


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