[dev-context] integrating context mkiv, luatex, and fmtutil, mktexlsr, etc

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Oct 3 13:10:38 CEST 2007

On Mi, 03 Okt 2007, Hans Hagen wrote:
> >  . cache should be read from more then one directory, eg from
> >    TEXMFSYSCACHE and TEXMFCACHE (with usual override stuff)
> >  . single cache updates should be possible:
> >	luatools --generate $HOME/texmf
> >    should generate the cache for $HOME/texmf in $TEXMFCACHE
> let's assume that this is only useful for formats and file databases (i 
> cannot imagine a sysadm messing around with documents in order to get a 
> couple of font tables done)

Definitely. The idea is that the cache is for the files installed by
system software (Debian packages, Windows sysadm installing TeX Live,

> now, i added an environment variable so that you can control this ...
> 	input.usecache = not toboolean(os.getenv("TEXMFSHARECACHE") or 
> "false",true)
> yes, true, one, 1 are all equal to true so you can try
> 	set TEXMFCACHE=true
> well, your shell equivalent of that


But I don't see how this will work? I checked the luacode a bit and I
saw that it only loads from ONE cache directory. Could we set
?? Or do I misunderstand something?

> beware, for this beta you need a recent luatex because we no longer 
> preload patterns but load them at runtime (smaller format, faster start, 
> faster run) so we're talking real beta here -)

svn, or is there going to be a release sometimes soon?

Thanks a lot and all the best


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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