[NTG-context] Texlive2008 and updating context

Mehdi Omidali mehdioa at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 14:03:08 CEST 2008

Thanks Mojca,
I have lutex 0.29 and tried to just copy files from cont-tmf to
texmf-dist but I also got an error that it can not find context.tex.
Could you please tell me which files do you copy to texmf-dist. Seems
that it is a better choice for now.

On 9/29/08, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just forgot to add: the situation with updates is a bit confusing at
> the moment, but that's not your fault. Hopefully it will improve soon.
> Mojca
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Mojca Miklavec
> <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Mehdi Omidali wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I have followed any thread about updating context (on Texlive2008 on
>>> ubuntu) and no success yet. After running
>>> sudo ctxtools --updatecontext
>> This command doesn't necessary do what you always desire: it puts
>> ConTeXt to texmf-local. This means that any further updates that you
>> might try to make with tlmgr (TeX Live manager) will be shielded by
>> your local copy. That's OK, but you need to be aware that you then
>> have two copies of ConTeXt on your computer, and the one in
>> texmf-local will be used.
>> And there is something that might bite you with this as well. TeX Live
>> is currently configured so that luatools & mtxrun binaries are taken
>> from texmf-dist/scripts. If the rest of files comes from texmf-local,
>> you might end in troubles/incompatibilities between the two versions.
>> You probably need to fix symlinks of luatools and mtxrun manually.
>>> and
>>> luatools --generate
>>> everything went smooth. But after
>>> texexec --make --luatex en
>>> I got the following
>>> Should I create the cache path /home/mehdi? [yes|no] [no]
>>> and after pressing Enter I got
>>> fatal error: there is no valid (writable) cache path defined
>> You need to update LuaTeX binary as well. See
>> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Running_Mark_IV. But there are still
>> some issues. Namely, you need to fix symlinks of luatools and mtxrun
>> to point to the proper file. And you might need to remove files in
>> texmf-local that belong to ConTeXt as a result of "ctxtools
>> --updatecontext" (it's up to you which tree you want to use; I
>> overwrite files in texmf-dist with some care).
>> Mojca
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