[NTG-context] Problems with Standalone distribution

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Apr 5 10:51:31 CEST 2006


wwl at musensturm.de wrote:
> As I said, I work with the standalone distri?
>   
the minimal or the complete windows version (including scite etc)
> And I thought, the binaries are from fptex, right?
>   
sure
> And if both texexec.ini's are removed:
>
> texexec complains: 
>
>   warning: texexec.ini not found, try 'texexec --verbose'
>
> (the same with texexec --verbose)
>   
but that should normally be no problem

>  
>   
>> newtexexec.rb (which will replace texexec.pl) has no ini file but
>> uses 
>> some heuristics to determine what environment it runs in
>>     
>>>  
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> 'texexec --verbose' tries to compile all the files in the aktuel
>>>> path.
>>>>
>>>> but
>>>>
>>>> 'texmfstart texexec.pl --verbose' works ok.
>>>>
>>>> same with
>>>>
>>>> 'texexec --make --all' doesn't work
>>>>
>>>> but 
>>>>
>>>> 'texmfstart texexec.pl --make --all' works!
>>>>     
>>>>         
>> good
>>     
>
> upps?
>
> texexec (without parameters)
>
> compiles cscite.bat! Why?
>   
strange indeed

can you run "texmfstart texexec" and see what happens then
>  
>   
>> on windows: you need to associate the pl suffix to perl
>> on linux you need to make  texexec into a script (suffixless)
>>
>> on both you can best use texmfstart to launch the scripts since
>> that's 
>> upward compatible (and in some respects this call is more clever);
>> if 
>> needef you can create stubs with texmfstart (see manual)
>>     
>
> This works!
>
> But next Problem:
>
> pdfetex can not find pk-fonts.
>
> I have written: 
>
> PKFONTS = .;$TEXMF/fonts/pk//
>
> in 'texmf.cnf'
>
> font-file lies in
>
> texmf-project/fonts/pk/ricoh/local/msl/msl50.pk
>
> what else can I do?
>   
ok, that's another problem (once solved you know a bit about tex and fonts) ... it looks like there is a problem with locating fonts ... what 
font is that: msl50 ? 

(the minimal distribution does not have such a font)  

Hans 


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