[NTG-context] new beta

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jan 26 09:26:18 CET 2011

On 26-1-2011 8:50, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 January 2011 20:13:36 Renaud AUBIN wrote:
>> Hi Hans,
>> On Linux with debian minimals:
>> l.42 \loadmarkfile{catc-ini}
>> Please type another input file name:
>> ! Emergency stop.
>> <to be read again>
>>                     \relax
>> l.42 \loadmarkfile{catc-ini}
> There appears to be a problem (for quite some time, not just for the current
> beta) of the robustness of \loadmarkfile{}. Indeed, quite often, the conditions
> under which this occurs is not clear to me, but almost systematically,
> updating the minimals gives such errors. The update succeeds by entering the
> full path, such as
> /usr/local/context/beta/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/catc-ini.mkiv
> and repeating the whole path many times, for all instances of unfound markfiles
> (under X11, right-click is your friend)!
> It is strange, as the update process finds the other files perfectly well, and
> is really annoying.

it is probably a side effect of files being renamed, i.e. the new name 
is mkiv while the old one is tex; in that case the file database has to 
be rebuild (using mtxrun --generate); it can also happen when there are 
new files added

so, the main question is: why isn't "mtxrun --generate" run?


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