[NTG-context] win64 : luatex is not recognize as an internal command

Jean-Pierre Delange adeimantos at free.fr
Tue May 24 20:29:04 CEST 2016

Hi Hans and others,

1) Yes, I have set the PATH to /context/tex/texmf-win64/bin (set PATH=%PATH%).
For this ConTeXt installation, I run ConteXt on Windows x64, on an Intel i5Core, with 8Go RAM on a 500Go Barracuda 7200t/mn hard drive. I'll try it on a Mac OS X Mavericks or Yosemite (in virtualization).
I use to test ConTeXT on a Intel i3Core Lenovo Laptop, where ConTeXt is installed on Ubuntu and Windows 10 and run without any problem.

2) Each time I do a 'context --generate' on the Intel i5Core, the process is quick (less than 10 s.), but with 'context --make', the proces takes more or less than 35 sec.


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Objet: Re: [NTG-context] win64 : luatex is not recognize as an internal command

On 5/24/2016 5:57 PM, Jean-Pierre Delange wrote:
> Dear list,
> I am currently testing and experimenting such things as a brand new installation (Context Process 0.63 2016.05.22 15:18) on a Windows x64 computer.
> I have made a new installation of ConTeXt Standalone (with TeXWorks), downloading the *.zip file, etc.
> 1) Download the context-mswin.zip in C:\[...]\Documents;
> 2) mkdir 'context' => cd 'context'
> 3) Unzip it and launch context-setup.bat in the new C:\[...]Documents\context
> 4) Then, go to \context\tex and launch 'setuptex';
> 5) Then again, cd \context\tex\texmf-win64\bin and do : 'context --generate', and 'context --make'.
> As a result, the compilation after context --generate is 0,988 s. (and much more than 1 sec with 'context --make' command, which needs usually more than 30 sec. to compile) and after context --make I obtain a \dumpdump message with this cryptic sentence (in French) : 'luatex' is not recognized as an internal or external command, an executable program or a command file.
> And when I try to do this :
> \ starttext
> \startsection[title={Testing ConTeXt}]
> This is my {\em first} ConTeXt document.
> \stopsection
> \stoptext
> Here is the result : mtx-context | fatal error: no return code, message: luatex: No such file or directory
> I have missed something ... but what is it ?

is there a texmf-win64 directory someplace?

btw, 30 sec for making a format sounds a lot to me (normally it takes me 
around 4.5 sec for one format including generating the file database, a 
few year old laptop but with an ssd) ... or is your console slow (if you 
run a lot from the console it makes sense to use 'conemu' as consoles - 
on any os - take some runtime due to the way tex flushes)


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