[tex-live] trouble starting context on latest tl2008 developer snapshot

Jesse Alama alama at stanford.edu
Mon Jul 7 09:58:04 CEST 2008

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:

> On So, 06 Jul 2008, Jesse Alama wrote:
>> Any idea what might be going on?
> Probably 10000000s of things. Due to me being low on time I couldn't
> follow the ConTeXt stuff, but what you did is AFAIR (!!!) not enough.
> You have to set IN THE ENVIRONMENT! (export ...)
> and then call the luatools --generate.

This helped: I set TEXMFCNF to /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/web2c and
ran luatools --generate.  Now context does not immediately fail:

  $ context
  MtxRun | version 1.1.0 - 2007+ - PRAGMA ADE / CONTEXT | context tools 

> I have written up something for the Debian system, but in parts it could
> apply to your situation:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/debian-tex/context/trunk/debian/README.MarkIV?op=file&rev=0&sc=0
> But then again, YMMV.

It did vary.  I set TEXMFCACHE to $HOME, but it seems that some other
variables need to be set:

  $ luatools --ini cont-en
  LuaTools | no tex file with name: cont-en.tex
  LuaTools | 
  LuaTools | runtime: 0.048 seconds

Any idea what other variables need to be set?



Jesse Alama (alama at stanford.edu)

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