[Dev-luatex] again problems ..., os.spawn and spaces in names

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Feb 8 15:50:13 CET 2008

Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Fr, 08 Feb 2008, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> perl.exe is called directly, by the spawnvpe() call.
>> Apparently, it gets this in its argv:
>>   argv[0] = C:/tl
>>   argv[1] = test/2008/tlpkg/tlperl/bin/perl.exe
>>   argv[2] = c:/tl
>>   argv[3] = test/2008/texmf/scripts/texlive/generate-updmap.pl
> Uggg. Grmm, ahhh. How does spawnvpe come to the conclusion to call perl
> AND put all that into the cmdline?

No idea. I am crystal-balling here.

>> And then it will attempt to load a perl script by the name
>> it finds in argv[1]. To me, that sounds like a runtime library
>> issue (but it could be 'my' msvcrt, it is not necessarily perl's).
> Can you send me AGAIN YOUR!! luatex, I was doing this with Akiras!
> (And deleted yours already ;-)

Sent in separate mail.

Best wishes,

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