[NTG-context] Re: textext() doesn't work on my MikTeX distr.

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec1 at email.si
Fri Oct 15 05:36:52 CEST 2004

>> > do you have
>> >
>> > \protectbufferstrue
>> >
>> > in cont-sys.tex?
>>I renamed the file once for some reason (I don't remember why, but
>>I've probably read something about removing the file; my apologises if
>>I accused MikTeX for that).
>>Now I renamed the file back, (\protectbufferstrue was already there),
>>executed texexec --make -all, but now I get an empty PDF file instead
>>of at least a circle. And even if I delete this line, it makes no
> Hmm, strange. Please post the complete log to the list(!). And perhaps
> you can post the relevant lines of cont-sys.tex. Do you have
> shell-escape (=write18) enabled in MikTeX?

(If I knew what that was ...) :(

> I don't know where to look
> (I don't use MikTeX).

> Patrick

I don't like posting garbagge on the mailing list, but here it is:

This is my complete cont-sys.tex:

\setupoutput [pdf]
\protect \endinput

This is my file:

draw textext.origin("x");
draw fullcircle scaled 2cm;

And these are the logs:

[probably with something worht pointing out]

system(texexec --batch --output=dvips --mpformat=metafun --mptex --nomp 

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (MiKTeX 2.4) (preloaded 
format=cont-en 2004.10.2)  15 OCT 2004 05:25
entering extended mode

ConTeXt  ver: 2004.8.15  fmt: 2004.10.2  int: english  mes: english

language       : language en is active
<protectionstate 0>
system         : cont-new loaded
systems        : beware: some patches loaded from cont-new.tex!
color          : palette rollover is available
system (E-TEX) : [line 567]
system (E-TEX) : [line 622]
system         : cont-old loaded
loading        : Context Old Macros
system         : cont-fil loaded
loading        : Context File Synonyms
system         : cont-sys loaded
specials       : loading definition file tpd
specials       : loading definition file fdf
(C:\Programme\MikTeX\tex\context\base\spec-fdf.tex <unprotect 3> 
<unprotect 4>
system (E-TEX) : [line 2253] \ifcsname
<protect 4> <protect 3>)
specials       : fdf loaded
<unprotect 3> <protect 3>)
specials       : fdf,tpd loaded
bodyfont       : 12pt rm is loaded
language       : patterns 2:2-en-2 4:2-de-2 5:2-fr-2 6:2-es-2 7:2-it-2 
specials       : fdf,tpd loaded
system         : x-origin.top loaded
(./x-origin.top) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo)
(./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo)
(./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo)
(./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo) (./x-origin.tuo)
fonts          : needs map file: ec-public-lm.map
fonts          : needs map file: original-base.map
systems        : begin file x-origin at line 1
systems        : randomizer starts with 385210193
system(texexec --batch --output=dvips --mpformat=metafun --mptex --nomp 

[MP x-origin-mpgraph.1] [1.1]
systems        : end file x-origin at line 6
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
  1015 strings out of 66088
  14690 string characters out of 724779
  440778 words of memory out of 1079542
  32633 multiletter control sequences out of 35000
  10284 words of font info for 34 fonts, out of 500000 for 1000
  54 hyphenation exceptions out of 607
  37i,14n,34p,286b,454s stack positions out of 
  4 PDF objects out of 300000
  0 named destinations out of 300000
  1 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 65536

Output written on x-origin.pdf (1 page, 1008 bytes).

% x-origin.top
\def\MPOSTbatchswitch   {--interaction=batchmode}\def\MPOSTnonstopswitch 
{--interaction=nonstopmode}\def\MPOSTformatswitch  {--alias=mpost 

Thank you, Mojca

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