[NTG-context] Using capsule versoion of TeX from Pragma.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Jan 30 22:31:25 CET 2005

On Sunday 30 January 2005 14:47, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 30 January 2005 12:24, Peter Münster wrote:
> > On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, John Culleton wrote:
> > > /usr/bin/env: ruby: No such file or directory
> > >
> > > at this point I thought I had best stop stumbling around and ask for
> > > help. My base system is Slackware LInux 10.0.
> >
> > There should be a package named "ruby" or similar on Slackware, and that
> > has to be installed.
> > Cheers, Peter
> Well I installed Ruby and got to the next problem. I went back to step 1:
> setuptex .
> ...followed by
> texexec --make --alone
> ---
> ! I can't read pdfetex.pool; bad path?
> ! I can't read pdfetex.pool; bad path?
> ! I can't read mp.pool; bad path?
> ! I can't read pdfetex.pool; bad path?
> ----
> So now I have a path problem. The set command shows the path as:
> PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/tex/texmf-linux
> /opt/www/htdig/bin:/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/us
> What path items do I need, beyond :/usr/local/tex/texmf-linux/bin?
> Thanks for your help.

Referring to the path problem, I went through all kinds of set PATH gyrations 
and modifications to /etc/profile but with no success. So finally I copied 
the two necessary pool files up to /usr/local/tex and ran through the cycle 
once again. That worked, but it is obviously a crude kludge and not a correct 

I will at some point write a list of what I had to do to make the minimal 
Linux-TeX package work and submit it to Hans as a howto and/or a todo list. 
Anyhow it works currently and the infamous hyphenation problem is no more. 

John Culleton

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