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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Nov 26 01:44:08 CET 2009

On Do, 26 Nov 2009, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> 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
> coexist.

fmtutil-sys might be the better option. But on a single user system
it doesn't make a difference.

And yes, --byengine is by far the best method for that.
(why didn't I implement that 4 years ago when packaging TL2005 for Debian,
it makes everything much easier ;-)

Best wishes


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