On Sep 1, 2008, at 17;38,50 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 10:43 PM, Alan Bowen <acbowen@princeton.edu> wrote:

On Sep 1, 2008, at 13;43,19 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:

On Sep 1, 2008, at 12;24,41 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:

For setting HOMETEXMF you can help yourself, though it would be nice
if we provided a solution that worked out of the box. But I would
to get a confirmation from Hans that it's OK to do that.

I have modified the texmf.cnf in
./Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf/web2c with the lines
export HOMETEXMF=~/Library/texmf
but ConTeXt still does not find my personal texmf folder

I probably told you wrong, but:
1.) you have HOMETEXMF first and then TEXMFHOME: these need to be
2.) unless you are following (3), don't modify the file in texmf/,
but create
instead, else the file will be overwritten at first update
3.) even then I'm not completely sure, but I guess that environmental
variables override settings in texmf.cnf, so you either need to
a) modify setuptex (rename it and run the renamed file instead of
b) only export PATH and not run setuptex at all; in that case values
from texmf.cnf will be used
- maybe you need to run "mktexlsr" or "luatools --generate"

OK. One quick reply just to see if I am on track.

I have created /Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf-local/web2c/
where texmf.cnf now has
export HOMETEXMF=~/Library/texmf

(hopefully the line continues ...)

The lines you have written here belong to "setuptex", not to
texmf.cnf. The syntax for setuptex is slightly different.

HOMETEXMF     = ~/Library/texmf
# single line

But try putting™
  export HOMETEXMF=~/Library/texmf
# single line

into setuptex (replace the old variables). The problem is that if you
adapt texmf.cnf only, you still override those settings with setuptex.

I hope I have understood this properly.  I now have 
HOMETEXMF     = ~/Library/texmf
in my /ConteXtMinimals/tex/texmf-local/texmf.cnf.

I have also inserted the lines
export HOMETEXMF=~/Library/texmf

into a file formed by copying the content of setuptex.

But before I can test this, assuming that so far is so good, I need to turn my setuptex (which is natively a .tex file) into unix executable. How do I do this?


There is one thing that you could try (I never use TeXShop, but
there's a change that it works):


export PATH=/Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf-osx-intel:$PATH
texexec "$1"


export PATH=/Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf-osx-intel:$PATH
export TEXMFCACHE=/Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf-cache
context "$1"


export PATH=/Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/texmf-osx-intel:$PATH
texexec --xtx "$1"

(sorry for two different proposals - I should probably only send you a
single one)

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