[OS X TeX] How do I use a personally compiled luatex with MacTeX,

George Nurser gnurser at gmail.com
Tue May 29 05:21:54 EDT 2012

On 29 May 2012 09:24, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
> Am 29.05.2012 um 10:15 schrieb George Nurser:
>> ...and then done sudo fmtutil-sys:
>> fmtutil-sys --byengine luatex
> I don't see the "sudo" in the last line...

Forgot to copy it in the email.
> On the command line you should not need to use "/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-darwin/luatex". A simple "luatex" should be sufficient.

Only after copying the luatex across into /usr/bin/texlive

> When you try to compile LaTeX files, you should use lualatex instead...

Ah! I'd assumed that since lualatex was just a symlink to luatex it
made no difference. But indeed it does. Now I get an obscure luatex
error -- I guess it's best to ask on the luatex list for this:

lualatex model_description.tex

 cache: /Users/agn/Library/texlive/2011/texmf-var/luatex-cache/generic)
! LuaTeX error ...1/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luaotfload/otfl-font-cid.lua:53: rule
 <a table> is not defined in given grammar
stack traceback:
	[C]: in function 'P'
	...1/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luaotfload/otfl-font-cid.lua:53: in main chunk
	[C]: in function 'dofile'
	...2011/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luaotfload/luaotfload.lua:46: in function 'loadm
	...2011/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luaotfload/luaotfload.lua:67: in main chunk
	[C]: in function 'require'
	...e/2011/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luatexbase/modutils.lua:52: in function 'requi
	<\directlua >:1: in main chunk.
\lltxb at requirelua ...xluaescapestring {#2}" \fi )}

l.35 \endinput

Thanks for your help. George.

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