[tex-live] TeX Live and ConTeXt installation

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 9 18:18:04 CEST 2008

Hi Taco, hi all,

I have activated post install actions for bin-context doing the

- if DEST/texmf/web2c/texmfcnf.lua does not exist, create it with
	local conf = {}
	conf.TEXMFCACHE = "...the path to TEXMFSYSVAR..."
	return conf
  the TEXMFCACHE will then actually be TEXMFSYSVAR/luatex-cache/context
  (the later two dirs are added by luatools)

- then run the following commands:
	luatools --generate
	context --make --compile cont-en
	mtxrun --script fonts --reload
  (last one according to Mojca)

All this is done if and *only* if:
- bin-context is installed/updated
- luatex is installed/updated (!)

THe cache is NOT updated when any other package (fonts etc) are updated.
I cannot reasonably implement that by now.

Open questions, and I would like to hear Karl's and Taco's opinion on

- do we have a security problem with this? Taco you mentioned something?
- do we expect problems with putting the cache into TEXMFSYSVAR?
- do we agree on making it this way for now?

Anyway, all this is by now submitted with rev. 9402.

Please give it a test run.

Best wishes


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