John Devereux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Michael Green <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> I'm getting the following error when running this command: luatools -- 
>> ini --verbose --compile cont-en
> [...]
> Hi, I am getting a similar error on debian unstable.
> Following the instructions in the debian README.MarkIV when I get to:
>   luatools --ini --compile --verbose cont-en
> I get the error
>   ! LuaTeX error [string "luas[0]"]:1: attempt to call field 'luafilechunk' 
> (a nil value).
> (full listing at end of mail).
> I have not run the ctxtools --update since I m not sure if is
> appropriate for debian...
> Any ideas?

For the record, this now appears to be fixed thanks to help of Norbert
and Mojca.


Hi Norbert,

I updated debian and sure enough there is a new luatex - was that you?

But this in itself did not fix things immediately.

I then looked at /usr/local/share/texmf and now realise that this
installation is not the debian one, it must have come from something
off the website as you suspect.

I got rid of it with a rm -rf.

I then realised that my manual setting of TEXMF (suggested by Hans)
was wrong - I was only setting it to /usr/local/share/texmf which
omits most of tex. I think then when I generated the lua cache that is
why it could not find the fonts.

So I unset TEXMF and followed your README instructions again - and it
is working now it seems!

(I don't know whether the luatex update was needed or not).

Anyway thank you very much for your help, and Mojca too.


John Devereux
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