[tex-live] kpse don't find files under $TEXMF/scripts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Mar 28 15:10:28 CEST 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 09:34:30AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 28 March 2010 Khaled Hosny wrote:
>  > The lua_altopt module installed under texmf-dist/scripts/ is not seen by
>  > kpse, and since luatex's "require()" use kpse to find files, I can't
>  > require the texlive installed module.
>  > 
>  > If this is the expected behaviour, then we either need to special case
>  > lua modules (e.g. have a searchable scripts/lua/ subdir) or move lua
>  > modules somewhere else.
> Please try this:
>   kpse.set_program_name('texlua')
>   dofile(kpse.find_file('lua_altopt.lua'))
> AFAIK require() expects a name without an extension but kpathsea needs
> the full name, of course.  Thus, you could also try 
>   kpse.set_program_name('texlua')
>   require(string.gsub(kpse.find_file('lua_altopt.lua'),'.lua$',''))
> but using dofile() looks more straightforward to me.
> I assume that you got lua_altopt.lua by running tlmgr update,
> otherwise you shouldn't forget to run texhash.

Neither worked (the actual filename is alt_getopt.lua, but it doesn't
make difference).


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

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