[NTG-context] Linux upgrade

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Jun 23 10:44:18 CEST 2006

John R. Culleton wrote:
> Let me start all over. Assuming a working TeX installation
> (either tetex or texlive 2005) what incantation must I perform to

I think it is slighty better to start with TeXLive than with
teTeX because it is a bit newer so you do not have to update
as much, but you may prefer to keep your teTeX.

> upgrade to the latest stable Context and what specific zip file
> should I use? 

The wiki is a bit out of date, but there is a complete page on Linux
installations: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Linux_Installation

After following those instructions, everything should be ok except
for the new ruby script links and texmfstart's warning. For
that, do the following:

   * make sure you have ruby installed. If not, do that first

   * go to the scripts/context/stubs/unix/ directory in your
     freshly unpacked ConTeXt distribution, make sure you
     have write permissions to the TeX binaries directory,
     and run something like the shell script that follows.

     I turned on the interaction of rm and cp, but there are
     My skill in shell programming is pretty awful.

Cheers, Taco


TEXMFBIN=`which texexec`

if [ -f $TEXMFBIN/texmfstart ]; then
    rm -i $TEXMFBIN/texmfstart

cp -i ../../ruby/texmfstart.rb $TEXMFBIN/texmfstart

chmod a+x $TEXMFBIN/texmfstart

for a in *; do
         TEST=`which $a`;
     echo $TEST;
         if [ $TEST ] ; then
       rm -i $TEST
     chmod a+x $a
     cp -i $a $TEXMFBIN

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