[tex-live] LuajitTeX / TeXLive 2014

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri Mar 28 21:05:15 CET 2014

Dear all,

First, in order for LuajitTeX to work with Plain and LaTeX in TeXLive,
the following patch should be applied to

/Master/texmf-dist/scripts/oberdiek/oberdiek.luatex.lua :

--- oberdiek.luatex.lua	2014-03-28 20:58:06.249969863 +0100
+++ oberdiek.luatex.lua-new	2014-03-28 20:57:46.089863064 +0100
@@ -55,6 +55,6 @@
 -- following line changed to use package.searchers instead of
 -- package.loaders for current luatex; this is the only change in the
 -- code.  eroux, 28apr13.
-table.insert(package.searchers, kpse_module_loader)
+table.insert(package.searchers or package.loaders, kpse_module_loader)
 --  End of File `oberdiek.luatex.lua'.

Indeed, LuajitTeX still has Lua5.1 while the version of the file was
working only with Lua5.2 (of TeXLive 2013's LuaTeX). The patch doesn't
harm and I believe I should have done that right from the beginning (as
it keeps backward compatibility)...

Also, I'm wondering if LuajitTeX will be included in TeXLive 2014 now
that it's fully part of LuaTeX repository? If so, will it be considered
as an engine, with the corresponding commands and formats
(dviluajitlatex, etc.)?

Thank you,

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