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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Dec 16 12:37:35 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 01:20:15AM +0100, TeXWorld wrote:
> Karl Berry a écrit :
> >    I am wondering whether the LuaTeX binary will remain at release 0.40
> >    throughout the life of tl09. Thanks.
> >
> >Most likely.
> >
> >If you want to track luatex updates, I advise getting comfortable with
> >compiling from source, or perhaps using the context minimals.
> >http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Minimals
> >
> >
> Hello Karl, Leo, Norbert,
> I imagine that some Plain/LaTeX users would like to test LuaLaTeX
> with TeX Live. LuaTeX becomes more and more stable.
> Using LuaLaTeX with TL09 is very simple, you just have to be careful
> with inputenc (use luainputenc instead).
> But installing the last version of LuaTeX is a bit more difficult :
> -place the binaries at the right place (luatex, dviluatex, lualatex,
> dvilualatex, texlua, texluac) ???
> -make all new formats
> -renew mpost.mem and mpfun.meme files with the
> luamplib-createmem.lua script to enable luamplib package to work
> with lualatex.
> -etc ???

For me, most of this is just doing:

$ cp luatex `which luatex`
$ fmtutil -byengine luatex (or fmtutil-sys)

All other binaries are just symlinks to luatex binary.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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