[dev-context] metapost format problem in Debian ConTeXt 2007.03.19, TeX Live 2007

plink plink at veribox.net
Tue Mar 27 18:52:55 CEST 2007


Hi Norbert et al,

I encountered a strange problem with metapost since my recent updates. I 
am using the apt-sources given in your post below and can't seem to make 
metapost happy, leaving it always complaining about wrong formats:

...
This is MetaPost, Version 0.993 (Web2C 7.5.6)
(/usr/share/texmf/web2c/natural.tcx)
(Fatal mem file error; I'm stymied)
...

I tried to purge and reinstall the whole enchilada from scratch, but to 
no avail. Afterwards I didn't do any special configurations, just

# apt-get update
# apt-get install context
# apt-get install texlive-font-utils texlive-fonts-{recommended,extra}

which gave me the following texlive packages:
||/ Name                          Version 
+++-=============================-==========
ii  texlive-base                      2007-1 
   ii  texlive-base-bin                  2007-1 
      ii  texlive-common                    2007-1 
         ii  texlive-doc-base                  2007-1 
            ii  texlive-font-utils                2007-1 
               ii  texlive-fonts-extra               2007-1 
                  ii  texlive-fonts-recommended         2007-1 
                     ii  texlive-metapost                  2007-1 


and in /var/lib/texmf/web2c/metapost there are freshly generated
metafun.mem and mpost.mem, no other mem-files on the system.

A texexec --check results in
...
TeXExec | TeXExec | version 6.2.0 - 1997-2006 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec | TeXUtil   | version 9.1.0 - 1997-2005 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec | CtxTools | version 1.3.3 - 2004/2006 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec |
TeXExec | testing interface en
TeXExec | pdfTeX Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
TeXExec | ConTeXt ver: 2007.03.19 11:20 MKII fmt: 2007.3.27 int: 
english/english

Any hints hartelijk welcome.

Jak.


Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> I am currently uploading a whole new bunch of stuff to tug.org and
> Debian/experimental:
> 
> For ConTeXt 2007.03.19-1 you have to go as usual to
>         deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ context/
>         deb-src http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ context/
> but this new release depends on TeX Live 2007 for Debian, which can be
> found here (and after some time (NEW processing) in
> Debian/experimental):
>         deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ tl2007/
>         deb-src http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ tl2007/
> there you also find tex-common 1.3 which is necessary for TeX Live 2007
> packages. Finally you also need lmodern 1.01 which is available from
>         deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ lmodern/
>         deb-src http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ lmodern/
> All these packages are uploaded to experimental, but some packages have
> to go through the new queue, as they contain new binary packages
> (texlive-xetex, -humanities, -science).
> 
> Please give it a twist, please report anything strange. 
> 
> Thanks for testing!
> 
> 
> Best wishes
> 
> Norbert
> 
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