[Dev-luatex] Cannot load .tex when both --output-directory and \input are present

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:14:33 CEST 2022


Il Sab 18 Giu 2022, 16:54 Ikumi Keita <ikumi at ikumi.que.jp> ha scritto:

> Hello LuaTeX developers,
>
> Let me explain an issue I encountered. I'd like to know how to
> circumvent it.
>
> In latex tools bundle, there is a file ".tex", which has a file name
> with extension only. Its path is
> /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/.tex
> typically.
>
> This example loads that ".tex" successfully:
> lualatex --jobname=abcd '\input\relax' '\input' sample2e
>
> Here '\input\relax' actually directs to load ".tex". The console log is:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.15.0 (TeX Live 2022)
>  restricted system commands enabled.
> LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
> L3 programming layer <2022-02-24>
> (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/.tex File ignored)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/sample2e.tex
> ...
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is OK.
>
> Next, make a directory "build" for output directory by
> mkdir build
> . Then this command stalls with the following console output:
> lualatex --jobname=abcd --output-directory=build/ '\input\relax' '\input'
> sample2e
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.15.0 (TeX Live 2022)
>  restricted system commands enabled.
> LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
> L3 programming layer <2022-02-24>
> ! I can't find file `'.
> <to be read again>
> \let
> <*> \input\relax \input
>                      sample2e
> (Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
> Please type another input file name:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This affects preview-latex:
> https://lists.gnu.org/r/auctex/2022-06/msg00020.html
> Is this a supposed behavior of lua(la)tex? If so, is there any
> workaround to load ".tex" when both --output-directory and \input are
> present?
>
> [Supplementary information with respect to this issue]
> (1) pdflatex doesn't have this issue:
> pdflatex --jobname=abcd --output-directory=build/ '\input\relax' '\input'
> sample2e
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.24 (TeX Live 2022) (preloaded
> format=pdflatex)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
> L3 programming layer <2022-02-24>
> (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/.tex File ignored)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/sample2e.tex
> ...
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> (2) In actual usage, "\input\relax" is mandatory because it is an
> argument of mylatex.ltx written in temporal xxx.ini file created by
> (kinda) script and we are trying to dump format file with -ini like
> this:
> lualatex -ini --output-directory="build/" -interaction=nonstopmode
> "&lualatex"
> prv_tst-prv.ini
> "\nonstopmode\nofiles\PassOptionsToPackage{active,tightpage,auctex}{preview}\AtBeginDocument{\ifx\ifPreview\undefined\RequirePackage[displaymath,floats,graphics,textmath,sections,footnotes]{preview}[2004/11/05]\fi}"
>  "\input" tst-prv.tex
>
> (3) When I answer the prompt "Please type another input file name:"
> providing ".tex", the process continues and completes. However, we can't
> take this way because we want to use it like batch operation by
> -interaction=nonstopmode option.
>
> (4) When I copy the ".tex" file in the "build" subdirctory, the above
> command succeeds:
> cp /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/.tex build/
> lualatex --jobname=abcd --output-directory=build/ '\input\relax' '\input'
> sample2e
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is LuaHBTeX, Version 1.15.0 (TeX Live 2022)
>  restricted system commands enabled.
> LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
> L3 programming layer <2022-02-24> (./build//.tex File ignored)
> (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/sample2e.tex
> ...
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> However, such approach isn't suitable for our batch-like usage.
>
> Regards,
> Ikumi Keita
>


Hm, I will check it.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/dev-luatex/attachments/20220618/78c12339/attachment.htm>


More information about the dev-luatex mailing list