[NTG-context] ConTeXt on linux-armhf

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 09:46:43 CEST 2016

On 8 August 2016 at 06:53, Jose Luis Arellano wrote:
> Hi Mojca,
> The binaries comes from armhf (your build), as you can see in logs attached.
> While the version of Tex Live installed is texlive-bin-2016.41290-5-armv7h.

armv7h looks like "armhf".

But I checked the logs and you are most likely using the binaries that
were compiled for Arch Linux and your machine (CPU) specifically
rather than the ones that are compiled by the TeX Live team.

Can you try replacing the luatex binary in ConTeXt distribution with
the binaries from
please try once with armel-linux/luatex and once with
armhf-linux/luatex. (You can fetch the binary via SVN or via viewvc,
but make sure that the downloaded file will be executable.)

I'm curious whether that binary works for you (try with armhf-linux first).

> Maybe the problem is related to architecture of cpu, the latest raspbian use
> ARMv8.

The exact architecture depends on hardware rather than software. I
guess we have RPi2 B (Hans must know). For some reason I cannot access
the machine at the moment, but I guess that RPi2+ is also armv7 (ARM
Cortex-A7). I'm not 100% sure though.

The question is whether an older version of OS would help in any way.

In any case you should be able to just copy the luatex from your
distro to the minimals and get a working PDF.


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