[NTG-context] updating context on Ubuntu 6.06

Ralf Schmitt ralf at brainbot.com
Wed Jul 26 13:20:22 CEST 2006

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> Ralf Schmitt wrote:
>>> Beforehand I had been using the 2006.04.17 beta and had put off
>>> upgrading because I was scared of the change from perl texexec to ruby
>>> texexec.
>>> 1. (optional cleanup) Delete the old Context-installed files in
>>>   ~/texmf/.  This step is optional, but I do it so that I can track the
> I am not so sure that step is optional. Because if the preinstalled
> version had a cont-sys.tex or cont-usr.tex, then this step may be
> required to make sure you are not using an out-of-date version of
> these files.

my texmf had been empty before.

You're right. texexec had been using an old format file:
$ kpsewhich cont-en.fmt

I've deleted it (and also the old context directory). Now kpsewhich 
finds the right format file in ~/.texmf-var/.

>> ConTeXt  ver: 2005.01.31  fmt: 2006.6.27  int: english  mes: english
> This is the old teTeX-supplied context format from January 31, 2005,
> that was last regenerated on June 27. Not the new one you created in
> the previous step.

now i've got the following output (which should be fine):

ConTeXt  ver: 2006.07.24 10:49  fmt: 2006.7.26  int: english  mes: english

>>> >From now on, I hope I can update using
>>>  texmfstart ctxtools --updatecontext 
>> does not work for me:
>> $ texmfstart ctxtools --updatecontext
>> kpsewhich: option `--expand-var' requires an argument
> Do not worry about that until the rest of the install is correct, it
> may start working automagically.

unfortunately it does not.

Another problem might be that texexec --check complains about the nl 
format (actually I don't use it, en seems to work fine for me):

TeXExec | progname: context
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt cont-nl.fmt
mktexfmt: no info for format `cont-nl'.
I can't find the format file `cont-nl.fmt'!
TeXExec | runtime: 0.556275
TeXExec | end of analysis
TeXExec |
TeXExec | TeXExec | version 6.2.0 - 1997-2006 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec | TeXUtil   | version 9.1.0 - 1997-2005 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec | CtxTools | version 1.3.3 - 2004/2006 - PRAGMA ADE/POD
TeXExec |
TeXExec | testing interface en
TeXExec | pdfeTeX Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
TeXExec | ConTeXt ver: 2006.07.24 10:49 fmt: 2006.7.26 int: english mes: 
TeXExec |
TeXExec | testing interface nl
TeXExec | format cont-nl.fmt does not work

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