[NTG-context] ConTeXt does not execute MetaPost (in debian experimental)

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jan 11 06:00:11 CET 2011


Hi Aditya, hi all,

On Mo, 10 Jan 2011, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> Assuming that Norbert packaged ConTeXt package in debian testing, I am  
> CCing this message to him.

So it seems that current Context has changed something, anyone can help
me here?

Up to now I did:
	export TEXMFCNF=/usr/share/texmf/web2c
	luatools --generate --verbose
after which everything was working.

Now I get:
[~] luatools --generate --verbose

MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'SELFAUTOLOC' set to '/usr/bin'
MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'SELFAUTODIR' set to '/usr'
MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'SELFAUTOPARENT' set to '.'
MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'TEXMFCNF' set to '/usr/share/texmf/web2c'
MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'TEXMF' set to ''
MTXrun | resolvers: variable 'TEXOS' set to '/usr'
MTXrun | resolvers
MTXrun | resolvers: warning: no lua configuration files found
MTXrun | resolvers
MTXrun | forcing cache reload
MTXrun | resolvers: warning: no lua configuration files found
MTXrun | resolvers
MTXrun | resolvers
MTXrun | the resolver databases are not present or outdated
MTXrun | resolvers: using suffix based filetype 'lua'
MTXrun | resolvers: using suffix based filetype 'lua'
MTXrun | resolvers: remembering file 'mtx-base.lua'
MTXrun | resolvers: using suffix based filetype 'lua'
MTXrun | unknown script 'base.lua' or 'mtx-base.lua'

BTW, why does this mtxrun not *SAY* what file it is searching for???
Just
	warning: no lua configuration files found
is as useful as ... welll ... I stop here.


In /usr/share/texmf/web2c/ there is a contextcnf.lua which looks like:
return {

    type    = "configuration",
    version = "1.0.2",
    date    = "2010-06-07",
    time    = "14:49:00",
    comment = "ConTeXt MkIV configuration file",
....

Is there something missing?

Best wishes

Norbert
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