[Dev-luatex] Problems with luatextra, luaotfload etc

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sat Jun 12 14:42:12 CEST 2010

On Sat, 12 Jun 2010, Graham Douglas wrote:

> Dear All
> I hope this question is OK to ask on this list.
> Quick  background: I routinely compile LuaTeX on Windows
> Vista and use my own runtime environment (via texmf.cnf + environment 
> variables etc ) which is not based on a standard TDS --- purely a test
> environment. Basically it works OK.
> My LuaTeX version is beta-0.60.1-2010060119
> I'm interested to explore luatextra, luaotfload etc but
> am running into a problem I can't resolve.
> I have, this morning, downloaded and installed all the very latest versions 
> of luainputenc, lualibs, luaotfload, luatexbase and luatextra
> Firstly, here is the minimal test file (say luafonts.tex):
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{luatextra}
> \begin{document}
> Hello
> \end{document}
> When I run this:
> $ luatex --fmt=pdflatex $TEXMF/luafonts.tex

Umm.... you need the lualatex (or pdflualatex) fmt. You can also use

lualatex filename

Also it is not a good idea to store arbitrary files in $TEXMF.


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