[dev-context] tex installation

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Fri May 27 17:55:49 CEST 2005

Hi out there,

I am struggling with the current ConTeXt installation on garden. I have
installed the archive in /opt/context/<date>/.... and generated the
format file into web2c/cont-en.fmt and alike.

When I run 

perl /opt/tetex/current/texmf/scripts/context/perl/texexec.pl hello.tex 

pdfTeX uses the installed format files, when running

texexec hello.tex

new format files get generated by (?) and put into /var/tmp/tetex3/texmf-sysvar

Both variables: TEXMFSYSVAR, TEXMFVAR poin to this directory (is this
a sensible configuration?)

The output begins with:

TeXExec 5.3.2 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005

 fixing texformat path : .:{!!/var/tmp/tetex3/texmf-config,!!/var/tmp/tetex3/texmf-sysvar,!!/var/tmp/tetex3/texmf-sysconfig,!!/var/tmp/tetex3/texmf-sysvar,!!/opt/local/texmf,!!/opt/local/lmr/texmf,!!/opt/context/current/texmf,!!/opt/tetex/3.0/texmf,!!/opt/tetex/3.0/texmf-dist}/web2c/{$ENGINE,}
            executable : pdfetex
                format : cont-en
             inputfile : hello
                output : standard
             interface : en
          current mode : none
               TeX run : 1

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt cont-en.fmt
fmtutil: running `pdfetex -ini   -jobname=cont-en -progname=context -translate-file=cp227.tcx *cont-en.ini' ...


The $PATH is:

I just see that Adam has a similar problem. Any clue how to make
texexec from the current ConTeXt distribution use my format files?

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