[NTG-context] Instalation ConTeXt to MAC - newbie problem

Weber, Matthias matweber at indiana.edu
Sun Jan 17 13:27:13 CET 2016

Hi Jaroslav,

could you explain a bit more what you mean by "the installation will fail”?

What error message do you get at what stage?

You need to make sure that you have write permission to the installation directory; anything inside your home directory should be safe.
Also, as a general precaution, make sure the path to your installation directory doesn’t contain unusual characters.


> On Jan 17, 2016, at 7:19 AM, Jaroslav Hajtmar <hajtmar at gyza.cz> wrote:
> Hello ConTeXist.
> I am trying to install a standalone ConTeXt on MacBook. I am doing everything exactly as instructed on contextgarden.net, but the installation will fail. It seems that the problem is with rsync, with copying the installation script first-setup.sh into my Mac. Since I am a longtime Windows user and I'm a newbie on OS X, I'd like to find out what the problem may be. I dont know nothing about OS X, but I suppose that might be a problem with the firewall settings or access rights to the directories which  I use to install ConTeXt etc. Can someone please advise how to perform the installation? There is an option to download the installation package and install ConTeXt differently?
> Thanks for replies.
> Jaroslav Hajtmar
> ___________________________________________________________________________________
> If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki!
> maillist : ntg-context at ntg.nl / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context
> webpage  : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net
> archive  : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/
> wiki     : http://contextgarden.net
> ___________________________________________________________________________________

More information about the ntg-context mailing list