[tex-live] No context in TL2023 source ?
mseven at telus.net
Wed Mar 22 10:01:33 CET 2023
> I wonder as distribution packager if I could install luametatex and
> its symbolirc links below /usr/bin/ and still the programs do find
> the TeXLive tree with the ConTeXt (ini) files below /usr/share/texmf/
> ... and where do the formats go ... those should below /var/cache/texmf/
How the LuaMetaTeX start up process works for a binary named "context":
1. The binary opens up a Lua file in the same folder with the same name.
So if the binary is /usr/local/bin/context, then it runs a script
2. By default, context.lua just opens mtxrun.lua.
3. mtxrun.lua does a lot of stuff, but the most relevant thing here
that it does is look for a file "texmfcnf.lua". You can change the paths
that it searches by searching for "resolvers.luacnfspec=concat" in the
file and changing the paths that follow to whatever you want.
4. texmfcnf.lua contains the actual configuration for the paths. You
should in theory be able to change these paths to whatever you want.
Unfortunately, most of this isn't very documented. I'm just a ConTeXt
user (not a developer), so some of this may be wrong. You might have
better luck with ConTeXt mailing list (ntg-context at ntg.nl).
Hopefully this is at least somewhat helpful,
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