[NTG-context] mtxrun uses 'nil' for platform

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:21:44 CEST 2018


** Hans Hagen [2018-04-16 10:47:32 +0200]:

> On 4/16/2018 6:08 AM, Vladimir Lomov wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> recent update of context suite (beta) changed something in the code of
>> 'mtxrun' so now it shows me a warning:
>>    ${CONTEXT}/bin/mtxrun:20683: attempt to concatenate a nil value (field 'platform')
>> I didn't notice this warning earilier.
>> 
>> The line 20683 in 'mtxrun' is
>>      local texos="texmf-"..os.platform
>> 
>> To check the return of 'os.platform' I made small lua script and run it
>> as
>>    mtxrun --script SCRIPT --platform=linux-64
>> It returned 'nil nil'. Is this expected behavior?
>> 
>> % SCRIPT.lua
>> ----------------------- 8< ------------------------
>> local plat=os.platform
>> local plat2=os.getenv("MTX_PLATFORM")
>> print("platform = ", plat)
>> print("platform2 = ", plat2)
>> ----------------------- 8< ------------------------
> 
> it should be
> 
>         local platform     = os.getenv("MTX_PLATFORM") or ""

Thank you, now 'mtxrun' runs without any warnings.

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WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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