[Dev-luatex] Generating the sources
taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jan 29 20:15:56 CET 2009
Javier Múgica wrote:
> Some time ago I had a problem with the fonts when generating the format,
> which I posted here. New versions didn't solve it, I always get the annoying
> Could not load ec-lmr12.tfm. Inexistent or bad font file,
> or something like that.
I fixed the ecrm1000 bug that Javier Bevos hinted that it could be the
same thing, and you never got back to me, so I assumed it was solved.
You have to be more specific than "problem generating the format",
there can be many causes for a failure to find a font. I would
like to know:
* What operating system type are you on?
* Which format are you attempting to generate?
* Which version of luatex do you use?
* Where is the luatex executable on the filesystem?
* Where is the texmf tree (and that font) on the filesystem?
> I decided to compile and debug LuateX myself. Something worth indeed if
> I ever plan to become a developper. It was the first time I tangled
> something. I saw a luatangle.web (if my memory does not betray me), so I
> started tangling that, but I get pascal code, and I don't have a pascal
In the luatex distribution and the repository, there is a toplevel file
called INSTALL. This explains how to build luatex (albeit briefly).
Even shorter: you should run these two commands
<wait for the build to finish>
$ cp build/texk/web2c/luatex <texmf-bin-dir>
But that just for your information, the luatex source code is almost
certainly not the cause of luatex's inability to find and load
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