[tex-live] luaotfload and UNC paths

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Jul 22 11:59:38 CEST 2013

On w32, lualatex does not work from a TL installation on a UNC path.
Partial output from mkluatexfontdb -vvv --update:

luaotfload | db : Scanning directory //VBITMUIS/lan/aps/TeXLive/2013/texmf-dist/
fonts/opentypeluaotfload | db : Scanning directory //VBITMUIS/lan/aps/TeXLive/20

luaotfload | db : 466 font files detectedluaotfload | db : 466 font files detect

luaotfload | db : Loading font ΓÇ£/vbitmuis/lan/aps/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/font
s/opentype/public/tex-gyre/texgyreheroscn-bold.otfΓÇ¥luaotfload | db : Loading f
ont ΓÇ£/vbitmuis/lan/aps/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/tex-gyre/
\\VBITMUIS\lan\aps\TeXLive\2013\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:614: ...texmf-dist/tex/l
uatex/luaotfload/luaotfload-database.lua:1201: attempt to index field '?' (a nil

I see funny characters ΓÇ£/vbitmuis/... at the start of a UNC path,
which suggests that something goes wrong with normalizing the path.

Siep Kroonenberg

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