Error with pdflatex which complains about memory, something like this:
9287453 words of memory out of 18000000
Use lualatex - apparently it is meant to handle memory better.
Then increase the allocated memory by editing
/etc/texmf/texmf.d/00debian.cnf to include:
main_memory=9000000 extra_mem_bot=9000000 font_mem_size=9000000 pool_size=9000000 buf_size=9000000
Update all the things, not sure which of these are needed:
fmtutil-sys --all update-texmf texhash
If it is still not working, check you have the luatex package installed:
apt-get install texlive-luatex
This was on Ubuntu 16.10.