[EXT] Installing TeX LLive 2021 with support for "opmac"

Don Hosek don.hosek at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 21:11:06 CEST 2021

Ah, I was looking at ctan and the csplain directory there is compressed. Try installing csplain with TeX live and you should have opmac.


> On Jul 30, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
> Don Hosek wrote:
>> opTeX is the current generation of opmac from the same author as opmac. It installs as a format with LuaTeX and should be runnable as optex filename where filename is the name of the file to be processed (and will not need to do \input opmac at the beginning of the file).
> Thank you Don.  Sadly that is unlikely to be of immediate use, since all my code is predicated on the use of XeTeX rather than LuaTeX (e.g., in the present case, \centerline {\kern -0,5 \margin \vbox to \vsize {\vss \XeTeXpdffile #1.pdf page \pagecount \vss}}\eject).  Maybe one day I will investigate LuaTeX ...
>> The original opmac files which haven’t been updated since 2017 are still available at http://petr.olsak.net/opmac-e.html <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpetr.olsak.net%2Fopmac-e.html&data=04%7C01%7CP.Taylor%40rhul.ac.uk%7C079ebbe36d5f420de88208d95389e6f3%7C2efd699a19224e69b601108008d28a2e%7C0%7C0%7C637632674330482113%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000&sdata=PAd1ANSyZ4CxJTcdItXFpEVj0%2B4vUQ889nsdjD%2BuaZw%3D&reserved=0> Note that you will also need to install csplain from the TeX Live Manager to get the ams-math dependency.
> Yet somehow they were included in my home installation of TeX Live 2021 and the TeX Collection 2021 (C:\TeX\Live\2021\texmf-dist\tex\csplain\opmac, C:\TeX\Collection\Live\2021\texmf-dist\tex\csplain\opmac), so they are clearly a part of TeX Live.  Why can the TeX Live Manager not locate them ?
> -- 
> Philip Taylor
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