[NTG-context] calling ConTeXt as a background process

Henning Hraban Ramm hraban at fiee.net
Thu Oct 7 17:55:31 CEST 2010

Am 2010-10-07 um 12:54 schrieb Florian Wobbe:

> On Oct 7, 2010, at 12:19 , Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>> Am 2010-10-07 um 11:06 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:
>>>> Of course, prd_paket.tex is my input file. But that's there.
>>> Your shell quotes were off. It is looking for
>>> "./prd_paket --batchmode --once.tex"
>> Ok, but it doesn't work with any other call of luatex - I also  
>> tried to start another shell script that calls luatex, but it hangs  
>> in the same manner. If I kill the luatex process, further commands  
>> work.
> could you send me the calling shell script along with all necessary  
> files to run the context batch? or supply a minimal example instead  
> of prd_paket.tex.

Hi Florian,

it doesn't depend on the tex file, it's the same with

Hello World!

It also doesn't depend on context options (--batchmode etc.)

And it doesn't seem to depend on the way of calling it from Python/ 
- directly with subprocess.Popen (several options), subprocess.call,  
- indirectly via shell script (that contains just the context call)
- with context or mtxrun (didn't try texlua directly yet)
- with setuptex or setting TEXROOT and TEXMFOS directly (in the  
environment for the subprocess call)

I can imagine that it has something to do with SElinux settings,  
didn't dive in that yet.

I can call context manually as the same user that's running the server  
process with all the options.

It also works on my test system (osx-intel) with Django's dev server,  
just not on my Ubuntu server (linux-64).

Despairing greetlings,

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