[NTG-context] updating context on Ubuntu 6.06

Jano Kula jano.kula at tiscali.cz
Wed Jul 26 12:36:30 CEST 2006

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> Ralf Schmitt wrote:
>>>  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.

I've tried  texmfstart ctxtools --update yesterday with the same result 
on Fedora linux and it didn't start automagically :(

It was missing $TEXMFLOCAL defined. Should ctxtools read texmf.cnf where 
this variable is definied or should it be defined somewhere else? It is 
a general question. For the moment I've defined it locally.

BTW, it is confusing if old texexec says:

warning : use 'texmfstart texexec' instead

and Hans has created stubs which are called the same so finally one 
should use texexec (new one, which calls texmstart). What is a prefered 
command to refer to (mailing list, contextgarden)? texexec or texmfstart?

still be distributed?

And should
(and others new*.rb sripts) still be distributed if it significantly 
differs from newer


> Taco

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