[NTG-context] First try with ConTeXt (Win7)

Emmanuel Asante emmanuela.asante at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 14:46:21 CET 2010


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:30 AM, Mojca Miklavec <
mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:27, Peter Davis wrote:
> > I've used LaTeX for years, but I'm trying to work with ConTeXt now on a
> Win7
> > PC that has already had MikTeX 2.9 installed.
> > I've downloaded the minimal ZIP file, unpacked it and run the
> > first_setup.bat file.
> > (Note, I don't have Ruby installed yet, so I can't use pdfTeX, but I
> assume
> > some other build is available.)
> > Then I opened TeXworks, created a ConTeXt typesetting option, entered a
> > helloworld.tex program, and tried to ConTeXt it.
> > However, I just get these messages:
> > MTXrun | forcing cache reload
> >
> > MTXrun | resolvers: skipping configuration file
> > 'C:/Users/peterd/AppData/Roaming/MiKTeX/2.9/web2c/texmfcnf.lua' (no file)
>
> In the last tab of settings in TeXworks you should be able to adjust
> paths. Simply add the path to [context root]/texmf-mswin/bin to that
> list and put it on top.
>
> However note that if you will want to use LaTeX again, you will have
> to put that path lower than MikTeX's binary path again.
>
> Apart from that: ConTeXt should work under MikTeX 2.9 out of the bo.x
> (I reported some problems to CS; I have no idea if he fixed them, but
> all of them were solvable even without official fix of MikTeX, but I
> didn't try the latest version, I only tested the beta.)
>
> Mojca
>


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You do not have to install Context minimal separately. Just run the package
manager and select Context and install. Context will work without any
problems.

Emmanuel
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