[NTG-context] Minimals

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Mar 13 08:56:13 CET 2011


On 03/13/2011 08:42 AM, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> On Sunday 13 March 2011 07:25:03 luigi scarso wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 6:03 AM, Pontus Lurcock<pont at talvi.net>  wrote:
>>> On Sat 12 Mar 2011, mathew wrote:
>>>> My experience on Ubuntu is that if you install the ConTeXt minimals
>>>> in your path, they break a bunch of stuff from TeXLive, such as
>>>> pdfcrop.
>>>
>>> I have the minimals installed but with no automatic setup in .bashrc
>>> or similar. So when I need to run ConTeXt, I fire up a new terminal
>>> and explicitly ‘source /path/to/minimals/context/tex/setuptex’ before
>>> doing anything else. Anything I run in a different terminal just gets
>>> the standard paths for the system's TeXLive installation.
>>
>> this is the right way to work with minimals (in linux is easy than
>> windows).
>
> Except if one works principly with ConTeXt, in which case it is much
> nicer to have /path/to/minimials by default in PATH.
>
> I do the opposite: if ever I need to use latex (lualatex!),

If I need lualatex, I just push the TeXLive bin directory to the front
of my path. (exact opposite of Pontus' approach).

Best wishes,
Taco


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