[NTG-context] Standalone

hwitloc at gmail.com hwitloc at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 13:42:06 CET 2014

On my system I already have Cygwin.  I want to install the standalone Context.

Which involves basically:

   mkdir -o /opt/context
   cd /opt/context
   wget "http://minimals.contextgarden.net/setup/first-setup.sh
   chmod 744 first-setup.sh 

   #this works up to this point only partially.

 - /opt/context/tex  is not installed.   This is a bad error.  It causes
  - first-setup.sh to fail.

And what is loaded will cause conflicts with cygwin which already exists, I believe.
I can't see why rsync is use to load anothe versio of rsync in a diff location.

   #1. Why does 1st setup duplicate Cygwin dlls?   I've hurd that having multiple
        cygwin*.dlls can cause problems.   Besideds They already exist and so does
	luatex.exe for that matter.  'first-setup.sh' should know that it does a test
        for CYGWIN, but doesn't seem to do anything with it.

   #2. Also redundant and confusing is first-setup.sh forces the fetching of rsync by
       an already existing rsync.  Is rsync already exists, why fetch another one and
       put it in a different location.

I have texlive for unix on a cygwin platform, on top of an XP system.

I want to make installing the standalone easy for cyginw and linux. 

# Firstly, exactly what packages are needed for context?
#  I assume it's one or more of the mtx prefixed programs below.  Please advise.

  - mtx-update.lua

  - mtxrun.exe
  - mtxrun.dll
  - mtxrun.lua  

  - lua52.dll
  - luatex.dll   Is this needed in addition to luatex.exe?
  - luatex.exe   <Note: cygwin has  luatex.exe  same functionality?>

  - kpathsea620.dll  <Note:  TeXLive has kpath related code>

I understand that there are not a lot of people experimenting with the latest ConTeXt 
and even less for the Cygin platform.  But, I would like to make it easer and clearer for Cygwin users who do want to experiement with the latest versions.

I don't know if installing for a native linux version is easier or more straightforward or not.


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