[NTG-context] LinearShade trouble

Marco netuse at lavabit.com
Wed Mar 30 09:04:41 CEST 2011

On 2011-03-30 Kumar Appaiah <a.kumar at alumni.iitm.ac.in> wrote:

> Dear ConTeXt list,
> I have been having troubles with LinearShade with ConTeXt for quite a
> while, even with the latest version.
> Steps to reproduce:
> There is a test.tex at the bottom of this e-mail:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=580447#5
> Copy paste it into the ConTeXt Live interface at the ConTeXt
> Garden. Result is blank.
> But what I expect (produced with an ancient version of ConTeXt, Debian
> version 2008.05.21-1):
> http://people.debian.org/~akumar/dump/test_expected.pdf
> Could you please let me know where things are going
> wrong? The mail has the log files attached.

You have a problem with metapost not being run. Search the
contextgarden for write18 for the solution.

BTW: You cannot use the contextgarden to check if you code
is working. The same restrictions as on your system apply.
Consider using mkiv as Hans suggested.


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