[NTG-context] TeXLive and ConTeXt

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jun 7 00:40:19 CEST 2018


Hi,

It is interesting (and a bit depressing) that my TL2018 install worked out of the box on my mac. Mine was a straight ‘tlnet’ install, but I did install into a directory where I have write permissions. Mostly so I would not have to mess with sudo, but I now suspect that made a big difference (/opt/local/texlive is writable by me).

Sorry, I have no clue what is going on with that systemd folder either.
Last time I had anything to do with it, Mojca did the context-for-tl stuff, I assume that is still the case, and she is also on a mac normally. Perhaps she can help...

Best wishes,
Taco

> Op 6 jun. 2018 om 20:37 heeft Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> 
> Hi Aditya,
> 
> Your experiment confirms what I experienced last week with various types of operating systems, and today on my Mac with MacTeX 2018, which is just an installer of TL2018 dedicated to MacOS.
> 
> Best regards: OK
> 
>> On 6 Jun 2018, at 17:20, Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Otared,
>> 
>>> On Wed, 6 Jun 2018, Otared Kavian wrote:
>>> 
>>> I don't know to whom I should write to have ConTeXt enabled in TeXLive when one installs it: can anyone give me a hint?
>> 
>> I haven't used context that comes with texlive so I tried doing so on a new computer (which means that there were no left overs from previous texlive installs). I am on archlinux. First, some sanity checks:
>> 
>> $whereis context
>> context: /usr/bin/context
>> 
>> $pacman -Qo =context
>> /usr/bin/context is owned by texlive-core 2017.46770-1
>> 
>> Now, I tried compiling a file:
>> 
>> $context test
>> resolvers       | trees | analyzing 'home:texmf'
>> mtx-context     | warning: no format found, forcing remake (commandline driven)
>> resolvers       | resolving | configuration files already identified
>> resolvers       | resolving | loading configuration file 'selfautodir:/share/texmf-dist/web2c/texmfcnf.lua'
>> resolvers       | resolving |
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of 'home:.texlive/texmf-config' (runtime) (tree:///home:.texlive/texmf-config)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'tree', argument 'tree:///home:.texlive/texmf-config'
>> resolvers       | trees | locator 'home:.texlive/texmf-config' not found
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of 'home:texmf' (runtime) (tree:///home:texmf)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'tree', argument 'tree:///home:texmf'
>> resolvers       | trees | locator '/home/adityam/texmf' found
>> resolvers       | resolving | hash 'home:texmf' appended
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of '/etc/texmf' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '/etc/texmf'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator '/etc/texmf' found as '/etc/texmf'
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of '/var/lib/texmf' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '/var/lib/texmf'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator '/var/lib/texmf' found as '/var/lib/texmf'
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of 'selfautoparent:texmf-project' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument 'selfautoparent:texmf-project'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator 'selfautoparent:texmf-project' not found
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of 'selfautoparent:texmf-fonts' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument 'selfautoparent:texmf-fonts'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator 'selfautoparent:texmf-fonts' not found
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of '.' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '.'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator '.' found as '.'
>> resolvers       | resolving | locating list of 'selfautodir:share/texmf-dist' (cached)
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'locators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument 'selfautodir:share/texmf-dist'
>> resolvers       | files | file locator 'selfautodir:share/texmf-dist' found as '/usr/share/texmf-dist'
>> resolvers       | resolving |
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'generators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument 'home:texmf'
>> resolvers       | expansions | using cached scan of path 'home:texmf', branch 'home:texmf'
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'generators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '/etc/texmf'
>> resolvers       | expansions | scanning path '/etc/texmf', branch '/etc/texmf'
>> resolvers       | expansions | 14 files found on 11 directories with 2 uppercase remappings
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'generators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '/var/lib/texmf'
>> resolvers       | expansions | scanning path '/var/lib/texmf', branch '/var/lib/texmf'
>> resolvers       | expansions | 86 files found on 21 directories with 1 uppercase remappings
>> resolvers       | methods | resolving, method 'generators', how 'uri', handler 'file', argument '.'
>> resolvers       | expansions | scanning path '.', branch '.'/usr/bin/mtxrun:253: cannot open ./systemd-private-55c5c02a6995423fa7b5ef0af16560b5-colord.service-GCWnsA/: Permission denied
>> 
>> which says that context could not find a format, so it tried to generate one, but none of the given directories were writable. I don't know why mtxrun is trying to write in a /systemd-private directory.
>> 
>> $ mtxrun --expand-var TEXMFCACHE
>> /var/lib/texmf;home:.texlive/texmf-var
>> 
>> and the second directory is writable.
>> 
>> So, I can confirm that context that ships with texlive did not run out of the box on my computer. It would have been nice had texlive generated the context format (as it does for latex), so a user could have run context out of the box. Even if that is not the case, context does try to generate the format on its own and fails. I'll dig deeper into why that is happenign.
>> 
>> Please do keep in mind that this is texlive that ships with archlinux and not the one distributed by ctan. So, this could be a packaging error in arch.
>> 
>> Aditya
>> 
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