[NTG-context] luatex on debian

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 17:10:46 CEST 2007


debian (unstable,testing?) users can get a snapshot release of luatex in
apt package form.

This works for me, but there are a few things that needed slight adjustment, so
I wanted to report them here to encourage others to start testing it.

I needed to set TEXMF=/etc/texmf.  Luatools doesn't seem to handle the {..}
in the variables that are combined in TEXMF.   Also, when it didn't find
AlProTex.sty, the message indicated that it couldn't find AlProTeX.sty
('x'-->'X')!

For testing, you can just set some simplified TEXMF, e.g.,:

export TEXMF={$HOME/texmf,/usr/local/texmf,/usr/share/texmf-texlive,/usr/share/texmf}

or you can edit /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf to simplify things like:

TEXMFDIST = /usr/share/texmf-{texlive,tetex}

In my case, I no longer have texmf-textex, so this became just

TEXMFDIST = /usr/share/texmf-texlive

Then run: "update-texmf" and "luatools --generate"

You can check the TEXMF variable with:

$ luatools --expand-var TEXMF

More tests to make sure the configuration is working:

$ luatools  msam7.afm
/usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/afm/bluesky/ams/msam7.afm

Then build the format:

$ luatools --ini --verbose --compile cont-en

and compile something:

$ texexec --luatex foo
TeXExec | processing document 'foo'
TeXExec | no ctx file found
TeXExec | tex processing method: context
TeXExec | TeX run 1
TeXExec | writing option file foo.top
TeXExec | using randomseed 967
TeXExec | tex engine: luatex
TeXExec | tex format: cont-en

This is luaTeX, Version 3.141592-beta-0.11.2-2007092410 (Web2C 7.5.6)
(./foo.tex

ConTeXt  ver: 2007.09.28 16:52 MKIV  fmt: 2007.10.12  int: english/english
[...]


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George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia


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