[tex-live] Will LuaTeX be updated to its latest release?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Dec 16 12:24:17 CET 2009

Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of all this,
> but when Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard writes :
>> That's why I suggest *not* installing the new LuaTeX executable in
>> bin/yourarch,
>> but create a new pseudo-architecture as /bin/yourarch-local. You put
>> the newest
>> LuaTeX binaries here, then make symlinks to the regular bin directory
>> for all
>> other executables.
> would it not be simpler (and avoid any need for symbolic
> links) if the LuaTeX executable were to be installed by
> the user in (say) /bin/LuaTeX, and the path then modified
> to put /bin/LuaTeX earlier in the path than /bin/<architecture> ?
Of course it is possible but it means having two TL related entries in your
PATH, which I personnaly dislike. But on platfroms without symlinks, that is
probably easier.

(Also, a problem with the two directories is that it makes switching harder,
since some shell will cache the location of executables and you have to
explicitly reload the cache when changing your path in this way).


PS: btw, I blogged something about it (in French) some time ago, and suggested
both solutions:


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