[NTG-context] texlive-context problem on Ubuntu

Majukatur majukatur at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 09:17:42 CEST 2007

I'm having problems running ConTeXt on my Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty).

I have installed the texlive and texlive-context packages from the ubuntu
repository with apt-get.

$ sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-context

Everything fine up to this point. Then I tested the principal programs:

$ tex --verbose
$ latex --verbose
$ texexec --verbose

I've made page-tests with TeX and LaTeX without problems, but with ConTeXt the
"thing" is different.

texexec is installed on the system, but when I try to build a test-page (a
very simple one) texexec fails. The code of my test file is the same I have
found on the ConTeXt Wiki:


Hello World

That's all. The resulting screen is too long to post it here, but the last lines
show this:

! Font \*12ptrmtf*=ec-lmr12 not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
<to be read again>
\xxdododefinefont ...tspec {#4}\newfontidentifier
                                                  \let \localrelativefontsiz...

\fontstrategy ...ame #1\csname #2#3#4#5\endcsname
                                                  \tryingfontfalse \fi
<inserted text> ...yle \fontalternative \fontsize
                                                  \fi \iftryingfont \fontstr...

\synchronizefont ...strategy \the \fontstrategies
                                                  \relax \fi \ifskipfontchar...
<argument> \getvalue {\@style@ \fontstyle }
                                           \edef \fontstyle {\fontstyle }\if...

As you can see, texexec have problems finding the \starttext definition, I
supose that this is related with the system paths, I've expended some time
(several hours indeed) trying to figure out what the problem is and trying to
fix it. I modify the texexec.ini with my system's texlive paths, and I've
followed the instructions I've found on the ConTeXt Wiki but all was in vain.

I get suscribed to this mailing list with the hope that somebody could tell me
what's wrong and how can I fix this problem.

thank you very much

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