[tex-live] luatex version in tlmgr

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jun 6 20:24:01 CEST 2011

Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I find this slightly weird:
> > tlmgr show luatex
> package:     luatex
> category:    TLCore
> shortdesc:   The LuaTeX engine
> longdesc:    LuaTeX is an extended version of pdfTeX using Lua as an
> embedded scripting language. The LuaTeX projects main objective is to
> provide an open and configurable variant of TeX while at the same time
> offering downward compatibility. http://luatex.org/
> installed:   Yes
> revision:    22756
> cat-version: 0.60.1
> cat-date:    2011-05-03 19:09:57 +0200
> cat-license: gpl2
> collection:  collection-basic
> XeTeX doesn't show any version information at all. Shouldn't the
> version of binaries be written to tlpsrc?

the fact is that, if a package isn't on ctan (and therefore doesn't have
a catalogue entry) the automatic mechanisms for creating tlpdb can't

otoh, when people do put stuff into tlpsrc (as in this case) it can be
good stuff to incorporate into the catalogue (i've snarfed some of

(i don't even know where i would find xetex, other than in tl -- is
there a current version on the sil site?  i've been told there's no
point in having xetex on ctan, but that is probably also true of


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