[NTG-context] Miktex woes

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Wed Apr 19 06:47:57 CEST 2006


On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
>
> A colleague of mine did an update of his miktex. Now his context
> won't work with this error:
>
>  TeXExec 5.4.3 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005
>
>                warning : texexec.ini not found, try 'texexec --verbose'
>
>  TeXExec 5.4.3 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2005
>
>           current path : C:/Book/IntAlgText/trunk/chapter3
>      locating ini file : kpsewhiching texexec.ini on scripts
>      locating ini file : kpsewhiching texexec.ini elsewhere
>      locating ini file : kpsewhiching texexec.rme on scripts
>      locating ini file : kpsewhiching texexec.rme elsewhere
>      locating ini file : not found by kpsewhich
>      locating ini file : not found by searching
>      locating ini file : no environment variable set
>      locating ini file : not found in own path
>                warning : texexec.ini not found, did you read
> 'texexec.rme'?
>
>
> This was working before the Miktex update. Miktex has a texexec.exe
> in a bin/ file. That's the one being used, but we cannot find any
> instance of texexec.ini in the miktex tree. I don't think Miktex uses
> the ini file.
>
> Anyone know what's going on here?

No idea. I was using Miktex context for some time, but found it too 
cumbersome to work with. For context, miktex update is too slow. There 
is no particular advantage of using miktex for context. I have two 
parallel trees here, one for miktex and one for context and everything 
works fine.

If hard disk space is not an issue and you do not mind installing 
ruby, you can instal the windows installation from pragma in a 
different (from Miktex texmf and localtexmf trees) directory. Use 
setuptex.bat to add the pragma binaries to the path only when you need 
them. This way, you can keep on using latex from miktex and can 
context from pragma.

Aditya

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