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

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 17:57:49 CET 2016


Hi Jaroslav,

On Mac, you can use TeXShop and your standalone Context very easily.
First create a specific « .engine » file for this and then in TeXShop use that engine. 
Here is what I have when I typeset a file in TeXShop using mkiv ConTeXt:

%%%%% begin file mkiv.engine

#!/bin/bash

export PATH=/Volumes/OK/context-minimal/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin:$PATH
context --synctex=zipped --autogenerate "$1" --purgeall

%%%%% end file mkiv.engine

you should replace the line « export PATH=…. » by the path to your installation of ConTeXt. More precisely you should replace 

	/Volumes/OK/context-minimal

with the path going to the folder where your Context installation sits (in your case it is where you have put the file first-setup.sh).

Then this file « mkiv.engine » should be put in the folder

	Library/TeXShop/Engines


Once this is done, you have three solutions in order to use TeXShop with your standalone Context. Here they are: 

Solution 1: add the following line at the top of your source file:

%!TEX TS-program = mkiv

Note that in the above you may replace « mkiv » with whatever engine name known to your TeXShop installation (for instance « ContextSuite», or any other name you have, or (may God forgive both of us…) even « latex »…). 
When you typeset with ConTeXt, then TeXShop will use the chosen engine.

Solution 2: when your source file is open, you should have, at the top of your window, a small menu named « Program ». Click on that menu and among the programs (that is the engines) choose the one you want.

Solution 3: open the TeXShop Preferences and in the « Typesetting » pane , on the upper left part of the resulting window, choose the radio button « Command listed below » and type the name of your preferred engine. This method makes a general default, so if you use some other typesetting packages for some files you have to modify things for those files.

Best regards: OK

> On 17 Jan 2016, at 16:56, Jaroslav Hajtmar <hajtmar at gyza.cz> wrote:
> 
> Hello.
> Thanks to Otared and Matthias too for their solutions. Otared's method is working, Mathias method unfortunaly not working. ConTeXt is already installed on my MacBookAir. I dont know why, but It seems that for some reason rsync does not download the first-setup.sh file into my installation directory. After I put first-setup.sh file manually into install directory and then I run the installation script, then everything is all right till the end. At this moment, I still struggle with settings an appropriate environment variables so that everything worked like on my Windows PC installation. Running at (for me) an unfamiliar OS-X it is for me still long run (but adventurous) :-).
> However installation on my MAC is currently commissioned and operational. Thanks for the advices.
> 
> Jaroslav Hajtmar
> 
> 
> 
> Dne 17.01.16 v 14:38 Otared Kavian napsal(a):
>> Hello Jaroslav,
>> 
>> Here is what I do on my Mac:
>> 
>> 1) While in the Finder, create a folder named Context-standalone
>> 
>> 2) Put the attached file « first-setup.sh »  in the folder Context-standalone
>> 
>> 3) Open Terminal and issue the command
>> 
>> 	cd [Path-to-the-folder-Context-standalone]
>> 
>> 4) Then in Terminal issue the command
>> 
>> 	ls first-setup.sh
>> 
>> you should see something beginning with:
>> 
>> 	-rwxr-xr-x
>> 
>> that is the file has an « x » in its or your rights, that is it is executable.
>> 
>> If this not the case, using the command below make sure it has that right:
>> 
>> 	chmod +x first-setup.sh
>> 
>> 5) Once this is done, issue the command
>> 
>> 	sh first-setup.sh
>> 
>> 6) In principle you should end up with all files necessary for Context working in the folder Context-standalone
>> 
>> 7) If this is not the case, please report at which step things do not work as expected.
>> 
>> Best regards: OK
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On 17 Jan 2016, at 14:08, Jaroslav Hajtmar <hajtmar at gyza.cz> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello Matthias.
>>> Thank you for the quick response. During installation, no error occurs, even seems that rsync copied without error message first-setup.sh to my %HOME/context directory. When then I look into this directory, then there is no file. Subsequently command sudo sh ./first-setup.sh reports nonexistent file or directory. I tried to install it into your Applications folder too (I have administrative access), but not in this way I have not done.
>>> 
>>> (As you say: home directory should be safe and path no occure any problematic characters. My home directory is "hajtmar")
>>> 
>>> Thanx Jaroslav
>>> 
>>> Dne 17.01.16 v 13:27 Weber, Matthias napsal(a):
>>>> 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.
>>>> 
>>>> Matthias
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> 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
>>>>> 
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