[NTG-context] Building and installing pdftex 1.30 on teTeX 3.0

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Nov 28 19:13:59 CET 2005

Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> I've followed the instructions listed at
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/TeTeX_3.0_installation, but it won't quite
> give.  The problem is that I use the Gentoo installation setup as a base
> and have the latest ConTeXt installed in /usr/local/share.  Does anyone
> know what options to pass to pdftex's configure-script to match the
> setup on a Gentoo system (where stuff is stored in /etc/texmf and
> /var/lib/texmf)?

It would be simplest (and definately justified) to ask this to the 
Gentoo maintainer, because (s)he has apparently succeeded in setting
that up (Gentoo's trees seem to bear only a passing resemblance to
teTeX and would be more accurately called Gentoo-TeX).

My best guess: find the non-etc version of texmf.cnf (I'm fairly
certain there is one), and attempt to pass the root of texmf tree
that contains it as  --datadir to the configure script.

Good luck,


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