[NTG-context] first-setup.bat weirdness II: xetex etc.

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jul 20 09:42:29 CEST 2016


On 7/20/2016 1:42 AM, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد wrote:
> Dear syndicate,
>
> As mentioned in my other message, "first-setup.bat weirdness I: cloned
> system" I've now switched to the first-setup.bat way of updating. Two
> pieces of weirdness on the main machine:
>
> 1. mtx-context     | running command: xetex --ini --etex --8bit
> cont-en.mkii \dump
>
> makes vista complain:
>
> =====================
> xetex.exe - Unable to Locate Component
>
> This application has failed to start because xetex.dll was not found.
> <etc.>
> =====================
>
> Pressing OK, xetex crashes and things continue until
>
> 2. mtx-context     | running command: xetex --ini --etex --8bit
> cont-nl.mkii \dump
>
> Then the same error occurs.
>
> After xetex crashes things continue briefly till first-setup.bat exits.
>
> Everything works fine, except that every now and then the following
> happens when I run a file:
>
> =====================
> This is LuaTeX, Version 0.97.0 (TeX Live 2016/W32TeX)
>  system commands enabled.
> .
> <*>
>  cont-yes.mkiv
> ?
> =====================
>
> A fresh run of first-setup.bat makes the problem go away but it is
> annoying. After getting even more weirdness when cloning to another
> machine -- see "first-setup.bat weirdness I: cloned system" -- it seems
> appropriate to put this one out to the forum as well.
>
> Any explanations and advice would be appreciated. Never had these
> problems using when updating manually... Thanks in advance and

if you do a fresh install with

--engine=luatex

then you'll never run into xetex or pdftex issues as they will not get 
installed (you get a smaller footprint too)

Hans

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