[NTG-context] Minimals/MTXrun: 32-bit system with 64-bit kernel: `MTXrun | no 'texmf-linux-64'`

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon Jan 24 02:50:00 CET 2011


On Mon, 24 Jan 2011, Paul Menzel wrote:

> Dear ConTeXt folks,
>
>
> I am running a 32-bit system with a 64-bit kernel. So relying on
>
> 	uname -m
>
> to determine the architecture leads to problems [1].
>
> So I do `cpu = "i686` manually in `first-setup.sh` but I still do get
> the the following error message.
>
> 	sent 1145 bytes  received 8908331 bytes  774737.04 bytes/sec
> 	total size is 31230200  speedup is 3.51
>
> 	MTXrun | mtx update: updating mtxrun for linux: rsync -tgo --chmod=a+x /opt/context/tex/texmf-context/scripts/context/lua/mtxrun.lua /opt/context/tex/texmf-linux/bin/mtxrun
> 	MTXrun | run: rsync -tgo --chmod=a+x /opt/context/tex/texmf-context/scripts/context/lua/mtxrun.lua /opt/context/tex/texmf-linux/bin/mtxrun
> →	MTXrun | no 'texmf-linux-64' under tree /opt/context/tex
> 	When you want to use context, you need to initialize the tree by typing:
>
> 		. /opt/context/tex/setuptex
>
> `first-setup.sh` executes the following command
>
> 	# download or update the distribution
> 	# you may remove the --context=beta switch if you want to use "current"
> 	mtxrun --verbose --script ./bin/mtx-update.lua --update --make --force --engine=all --context=beta --platform=$platform --texroot=$PWD/tex $@
>
> but `mtxrun` or `mtx-update.lua` does not seem to honor the option `--platform` all the way.
>
> I tried to even hardcode `platform` to `linux` in `mtxrun` but it does not help.¹
>
> 	elseif name == "linux" then
>
> 		  function os.resolvers.platform(t,k)
> 		      -- we sometims have HOSTTYPE set so let's check that first
> 		      local platform, architecture = "", os.getenv("HOSTTYPE") or os.resultof("uname -m") or ""
> 		      if find(architecture,"x86_64") then
> 		          platform = "linux-64"
> 		      elseif find(architecture,"ppc") then
> 		          platform = "linux-ppc"
> 		      else
> 		          platform = "linux"
> 		      end
> 		      os.setenv("MTX_PLATFORM",platform)
> 		      os.platform = platform
> →		      return "linux"
> 		  end
>
> Could you please tell me, where the path for the `texmf` directory is 
> determined and how I can force that to a certain platform.

You could try setting HOSTTYPE to anything other than ppc or x86_64.

Aditya


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