[Dev-luatex] build-latest-code-from-source instructions?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Nov 26 01:38:23 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 02:29:47PM -0700, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Khaled Hosny said the following at 11/24/2009 05:17 PM :
> > 
> > Doing "export CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash" is usually enough, as it forces
> > using bash (no idea why this isn't the default.)
> Yep, that worked. Thank you very much. I spent about half an hour trying to
> figure out how to change the shell before I saw your e-mail.
> Now to the next question.
> The INSTALL file says:
> "Post-compilation installation should be a simple matter
> of copying the executable to a normal place for web2c
> binaries and generating the desired formats."
> This might as well say "... should be a simple matter of executing black
> magic that you will know if you already know it" :-)

Well, I simply do "cp build/texk/web2c/luatex `which luatex`" and then
"fmtutil --byfmt luatex" (or better "fmtutil --byengine luatex" for
texlive 2009) and let the magic work, though this means I'm left with
unstable luatex and no way for the distribution provided version to

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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