[NTG-context] error updating beta WAS: beta

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 2 15:21:49 CET 2011


On 2-2-2011 3:01, Vedran Miletić wrote:
> 2011/2/2 Hans Hagen<pragma at wxs.nl>
>
>> On 2-2-2011 1:41, Peter Münster wrote:
>>
>>> Hans Hagen<pragma at wxs.nl>   writes:
>>>
>>>   no, i'm still trying to get mkii and mkiv working at the same time with a
>>>> fundamental different setup strategy .. getting there
>>>>
>>>
>>> Or perhaps 2 completely different distributions?
>>> mkii: frozen, only some fixes from time to time
>>> mkiv: no more mkii files, no more pdftex, just pure mkiv
>>>
>>
>> this can already be done (just install with the --engine=luatex flag)
>>
>> the main issue is that mtxrun also replaces the ruby texmfstart script and
>> texexec is launched via mtxrun; so mtxrun needs to be able to deal with mkii
>> situations where kpse is used for lookups later on; as the installer uses
>> the --tree option, and as mkiv has an abstract notion of the texroot, some
>> hoops have to be jumped through to get it working for both machineries
>
>
> You mentioned earlier that texexec could be replaced by mtxrun completely,
> that only a bit is missing. Would this solve the problem?

it would solve the ruby dependency but pdftex/xetex need kpse

Hans

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