[NTG-context] Minimals

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 09:22:45 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> 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).
ah ok, now I see.
My PATH env var. has not a TeXLive or minimals path by default.
Every time I need a TeXLive or minimals, I open a shell and setup the its path
and I never mix the paths --- just open another shell in another
working spaces (In linux I use 16 working spaces)
or another tab in gnome-terminal.
In this way I can work with different TeXLive and different minimals
For example I have under /opt/luatex/texlive

and ~10 different minimals under opt/luatex

Of course this can be a problem with editors that expect just one
path, but I use emacs, so...


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