[NTG-context] live ConTeXt

Hans Hagen ntg-context@ntg.nl
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 14:09:33 +0100

At 19:23 17/02/2004, George N. White III wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
> > As there are  plenty of live linux distributions on  CDs I was wondering
> > if there is  one that includes ConTeXt. It  should be relatively easy
> > to make one based on KNOPPIX (my computer is too weak though). Please,
> > let me know if you find one.
>ConTeXt often needs little fixes, so a simple way to install updates and
>generate new efmt files is needed.  Thus it isn't really practical to
>rely entirely on a CD-based distro, and in any case, you need something
>other than ram to write the output files.  You will do better to stick
>with a robust distro like knoppix and find a way to use ConTeXt.
>XP users can have texmf trees in their hard disk user data area that
>knoppix can read, but writing to NTFS seems a bit dodgy.
>Knoppix does, however, include everything you need to create user
>accounts with specific UID/GID and mount NFS directories, so if you
>can arrange a suitable NFS server, everything can live there.  All
>this can be done using knoppix.sh to start the necesary services
>and unpack a new home directory from a user.tbz file.  You will need
>to save a configs.tbz after adding the required group and user passwd
>entry (vigp, adduser, vipw, etc) and creating an fstab entry
>for the nfs mount.

One problem with linux programs is that sometimes paths are coded in the 
hard way, for instance, SciTE comes with hard coded paths and  therefore 
cannot be run from cd


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