No context in TL2023 source ?

Karl Berry karl at
Mon Mar 20 22:16:28 CET 2023

Hi Ken,

    Looking at what I've now installed from a source build of TL2023 I
    see that I lack a context program.

Indeed, luametatex is not included in the TL source tree.
You have to build it from its own sources (it uses cmake):

Those sources are also included in the TL release in
source/luametatex-230310.tar.xz but afaik there is no reason not to
build the latest sources from development.

Also, "context" and "mtxrun" are symlinks to luametatex. The regular TL
build does not create those either.

$ pwd
$ ls -l |fgrep luam
lrwxrwxrwx 1 karl root       10 Feb 26 16:01 context -> luametatex
-r-xr-xr-x 1 karl root  3102544 Mar 11 21:39 luametatex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 karl root       10 Feb 26 16:01 mtxrun -> luametatex

Or, forget about including ConTeXt in your TL, and treat it as an
entirely separate package that is installed from the upstream ConTeXt


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