[OS X TeX] Unable to use the fontspec package with lualatex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 19 13:11:31 EST 2013

On Nov 19, 2013, at 9:38 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

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> On Nov 19, 2013, at 9:09 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I had a document that was typeset with lualatex last year and worked fine.
>> Now (with mactex 2013), I cannot typeset unless I comment out the fontspec package. With \usepackage{fontspec} the typeset stalls for a few minutes (Activity Monitor shows lualatex at nearly 100% processor use) and then I get a crash (segmentation fault) of lualatex.
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>> I suspected an old version of some package might be used from my personal tree, but the log does not show any.
>> Even the minimal example below shows the problem on my mac. For now, since I don't really need lualatex in this case, I can easily typeset, but I also had some documents using actual lua code, and these will be a problem.
>> Any suggestions are gratefully appreciated.
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>> (to make matters worse for troubleshooting purposes, I cannot easily revert to texlive 2012, which is installed, since the prefpane does not work currently on Mavericks :-( )
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>> Luis Sequeira
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>> Here is the very minimal example
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>> % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
>> % !TEX TS-program = lualatex
>> \documentclass[12pt]{article}
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>> \usepackage{fontspec} %if this line is commented out, no problem; like this, it crashes
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>> \begin{document}
>> Hello!
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>>
>> \end{document}
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> Howdy,
>
> I'm NOT seeing that problem here!
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> First make sure you've updated your TL2013 using TeX Live Utility (or tlmgr directly).
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> Second try to remove any ~/Library/texlive/2013/texmf-var folder to your Desktop. Then run
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> luatools --generate
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> which will create a new texmf-var folder and contents which includes a font database. (At least that is what I remember --- others may know the incantation better.)
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> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Howdy,

Don't know if that luatools command works but, if not try

mkluafontdb -f -v

and see of that does the job.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)