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I cut down the minimum working example; I am using XeTeX. The following code does not work unless I comment the line \setotherlanguage{arabic} or the line \usepackage{listings}. When I compile the following example it opens the file xelatex/bidi/listings-xetex-bidi.def and points at:

\ProvidesFile{listings-xetex-bidi.def}[2017/01/14 v1.4 bidi adaptations for listings package for XeTeX engine]
\lst@Key{captiondirection}{textdirection}{%
    \lstKV@SwitchCases{#1}%
    {textdirection&\\%
     RTL&\chardef\bidi@lst@caption@direction\@ne\\%
     LTR&\chardef\bidi@lst@caption@direction\z@%
    }{\PackageError{Listings}{direction #1 unknown}\@ehc}}

and gives me the error message:

! Package Listings Error: direction textdirection unkown.

The code:

\documentclass[11pt, b6paper, landscape, oneside]{memoir}

\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage{english}
\setotherlanguage{arabic}

\begin{document}

Hello

\end{document}

closed as off-topic by Andrew Swann, Phelype Oleinik, Romain Picot, Mensch, Circumscribe Nov 30 '18 at 12:55

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    Your example compiles for me. What error do you get? – Ulrike Fischer Oct 16 '18 at 6:45
  • With XeLaTeX the MWE compiles fine for me. With LuaLaTeX I get complaints about \luatexpardir. What error do you get? Can you show us the .log file? – moewe Oct 16 '18 at 9:03
  • Thanks so much for your fast reply; I updated the post to contain the error message and more details – Waleed A. Yousef Oct 16 '18 at 9:08
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    @Waleed A. Yousef This problem has solved in bidi-33.2. please see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/450824/… and update the bidi package. – SH.Madadpour Nov 2 '18 at 6:48
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was a bug solved by an update to the bidi package – Andrew Swann Nov 30 '18 at 11:44