[dev-context] new context and luatex packages for Debian
sanjoy at MIT.EDU
Sun Nov 30 18:30:22 CET 2008
> Following Taco's release of the new luatex here is now the
> announcement of new packages for context and luatex.
Good news, thanks!
> Both have been uploaded to Debian/experimental
> Version: luatex 0.30.3, context 2008.10.31
The new context passed my usual tests: compiling a couple of 100+-page
books with math and physics equations and figures. It didn't pass a new
test, mixing Palatino and Euler:
========== start test.tex ===============
\definetypeface [palatino] [mm] [math] [euler] [euler] [rscale=1.03]
c^2 = a^2 + b^2.
========== end test.tex ===============
This test also did not work with my previous context installation (the
2008.05.21 packages). With either the current or previous packages, the
equation comes out in Euler but as "a^2 b^2 + c^2:" (i.e. missing equals
sign, and the period replaced by a colon).
The test works on live.contextgarden.net (context 2008.11.10), and it
worked with an older set of context minimals a month or so ago. So I
suspect a problem in my font map files (I'm using lmodern 1.010x-5).
The problem might be caused by something silly that I did; however, as
far as I know I run a vanilla tex setup from your Debian 'unstable'
packages. Let me know if you have the same problem.
I couldn't find luatex in Debian/experimental. I tried two methods to
find it. The first method is:
$ aptitude update # with experimental in my sources.list
$ aptitude install luatex/experimental
Unable to find an archive "experimental" for the package "luatex"
Which was strange, since I also have your line
deb http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ luatex-sid/
in my sources.list, and it wasn't picked up there either.
For the second method, I visited
which lists these luatex packages
* experimental (tex): next generation TeX engine
0.30.3-1: amd64 hppa ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 sparc
So, there's no i386 package. I'm using a TP T60, so that's why the
first method didn't find the new luatex. I've just downloaded the
source package and, as a check, will try to build the binary package.
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