[NTG-context] updating ConTeXt to latest on openbsd-current

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Mon Mar 6 23:04:03 CET 2006

On Mar 6, 2006, at 10:17 PM, frantisek holop wrote:

> hi there,
> i am a (somewhat) long time pdflatex user and i am trying to  
> convert to
> ConTeXt.

That's good, welcome to the ConTeXt community. I'm sure you'll like  
it around here...

I'll try and answer some of your questions:

> shell_escape = t
> if it isn't already.
> --\stopquote----------------------------------------------------
> in the default openbsd package this line says:
> shell_escape = f
> what is the difference?  and what is it for anyway?
> some external execution of the legends are true? :)

Among other things, ConTeXt has wonderful integration for an  
implementation of Metapost called Metafun. If you set shell escape to  
"t," ConTeXt will be able to compile Metafun code that is included in  
your documents. this is a security issue when you're on a system with  
many users; if you;re running it on your own personal computer, it is  
safe to set this to true.

> kpathsea: Running mktexmf ec-lmr12
> ! I can't find file `ec-lmr12'.
> <*> ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ec-lmr12

This is the old Latin-Modern bug that is a recurring event on this  
list. Download the file cont-lmt.zip from the pragma website, unzip  
it in your texmf-tree, run texhash, and this should solve your  
problems on this front.

HTH, you'll certainly receive more answers.


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