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FS#60808 - [texlive-core] lualatex does not search the font cache

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jouke Witteveen (jouke) - Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 20:04 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Saturday, 20 July 2019, 17:13 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Consider the following TeX document:



When compiling with pdflatex, the font files for the bbm font are created in the local cache (~/.texlive/texmf-var/fonts) only if they do not exist. When the fonts do exist in the cache, they are used without warning.

When compiling with lualatex, the font files are created every time. When the fonts exist, this results in a simple warning ("mktexpk: [...] already exists."). Trying to create the fonts slows down compilation noticeably.

I am not sure whether this is a misconfiguration of texmf.cnf (or maybe texmfcnf.lua), or a bug in lualatex/kpathsea.
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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Saturday, 20 July 2019, 17:13 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing: issues/29