[NTG-context] Trying MPtoPDF!

Albrecht Kauffmann alkauffm at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Mon Jan 10 14:35:51 CET 2011


Dear Vladimir,

after processing your file graph1_mp.mp by typing

$mpost graph1_mp.mp (or: mp graph1_mp.mp)

you should get a file graph1_mp.1 (if the figure is numbered by
beginfig(1) ).

Then you can convert this file by typing

$mptopdf graph1_mp.1

Greetings
Albrecht

On Mon, 10 Jan 2011, Vladimir Lomov wrote:

> ** Verhaag, G.C.H.M. [2011-01-10 10:35:32 +0100]:
>
> > Vladimir Lomov wrote:
>
> >>** Verhaag, G.C.H.M. [2011-01-08 10:54:53 +0100]:
>
>
> >>>Hi,
>
> >>[...]
>
>
> >>>This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11 (TeX Live 2010)
> >>>\write18 enabled.
>
> >>This: "(TeX Live 2010)" contradicts with that:
>
> >>>While trying to get some MetaPost plots converted to PDF, with the
> >>>latest ConTeXt minimals installation (MkIV) on my Linux box, things
> >>>happen which I don't understand, sorry!
>
>
> >>[...]
>
> >>>Do I need to install other tools to get it working?
>
> >>I'm not sure. But before you have to be sure that you actually use
> >>context minimals.
>
> >>Suppose, that you have TeX Live 2010 installed here:
> >>/usr/local/texlive/2010
> >>and context minimals installed here:
> >>/usr/local/opt/context
>
> >>Then run terminal (konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm, urxvt, ...) and
> >>do
> >>$ . /usr/local/opt/context/tex/setuptex
> >>and _after_ that run
> >>$ mtxrun ...
>
> >>If you still get an error something is really broken.
>
> > Hi,
>
> > No I haven't installed TeXLive2010, only ConTeXt minimals!
> Sorry, I wasn't aware that pdftex from context minimal pretends to be
> from TL 2010 (or this is intentionaly?).
>
> I tried
> $ mptopdf graph1_mp.mp
> and saw only file name echoed.
>
> The 'mptopdf' script contains
> mtxrun --script base "$@"
>
> Sorry for noise.
>
> ---
> WBR, Vladimir Lomov
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