[NTG-context] Rebuild formats in Gerben's context distro

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Wed Aug 2 23:27:58 CEST 2006

On Aug 2, 2006, at 11:05 PM, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
> Has anyone ever rebuilt the formats in Gerben's context distro for
> the Mac? Usually, I just wait for and update and use the Context
> updater, but I have need to know how to rebuild the formats today.
> If anyone knows how on the Mac, please advise.
> Thanks.

Yes, I rebuild them whenever a new version comes out, so about twice  
a day...

My own experience is: it's perfectly smooth, and if there were  
problems, they weren't specific to the Mac. If you want the formats  
to be copied into the system-wide tree (that's /usr/local/teTeX/texmf/ 
texmf.local/web2c) instead of your personal ~/Library/texmf/ and are  
using the new texmfstart method, you should invoke the script from a  
root shell:

sudo su

texmfstart texexec --make --all

Other than that, I can't think of anything special.

Good luck


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