[NTG-context] ConTeXt installtion and Debian

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Tue Oct 24 22:37:39 CEST 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 18:51 +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Ok, I have rewritten the Debian context package so that it does the
> following:
> On installation/update time a script context-build-formats is called
> which reads the file
> 	/etc/texmf/context/formats.cnf
> where all the formats to be build are defined.

Minor point: /etc/texmf is a TEXMF tree that IMHO should follow TDS,
might be more appropriate.

> Currently my file looks
> like this:
> #
> # This file defines which ConTeXt formats are build
> #
> {pdftex,aleph} {de,en,it,mptopdf}
> Yes, it expands the curly braces.
> On removal currently I don't do anything, because I don't know how to
> know which files should be removed. But this shouldn't be to hard,
> remove /usr/share/texmf/web2c/$engine/$format.*

Really /usr/share? To which tree are format files written? 

> BTW, here is the code for the script, it is short:
> #!/bin/bash
> # context-build-formats
> export TEXMFSYSCONFIG=/usr/share/texmf

Why that? (Probably related to the question to which tree format files
are written.)

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