[NTG-context] OpenBSD install broken

Robert Krug destiny6 at mac.com
Sat Sep 21 01:02:58 CEST 2019


First, thanks for all the wonderful work on context.

Now, to the reason for this note. I recently tries to install context on an OpenBSD 6.5 AMD64

system, but the install failed. Thanks to some helpful emails in the archives from 2017 and 2018,

I was able to get this working by editing mtxrun and mtx-update.sh.

I include what I did below.

Thanks again,


1) Do the usual:

  mkdir context && cd context
  rsync -ptv rsync://contextgarden.net/standalone/setup/first-setup.sh .

This will silently fail, because
do not recognize openbsd.

2) Edit bin/mtxrun:

We need to define a "good" version of resolvers.platform(t,k)
At line 4049, there is a default definition. Replace it with:

 function resolvers.platform(t,k)
  local platform="openbsd6.5-amd64"
  return platform

3) Edit bin/mtx-update:

3a) In the table update.platforms add an entry for openbsd:

    ["openbsd6.5-amd64"]  = "openbsd6.5-amd64",

I put this at line 198, after the entries for freebsd.

3b) In the function update.synchronize()

replace line 282:

    local platforms    = states.get('platforms') or { }


    local platforms    = states.get('platforms') or {"openbsd6.5-amd64" }

3c) At the very start of local function add_collection(collection,platform)
line 417, add:

            platform = "openbsd6.5-amd64"

Maybe something is broken on my system or these last two aren't
really needed, but this is what I did,

4) Edit first-setup.sh:

To avoid overwriting the files we just edited, comment out line 146:

# rsync -rlptv rsync://contextgarden.net/minimals/setup/$platform/bin .

This may interfere with future updates.

5) Install for real this time:

  ./first-setup.sh --modules=all

6) Finally, the setuptex script gives me an error message:

  megaera$ . /home/<name>/Context/tex/setuptex
  /bin/ksh: /home/<name>/Context/tex/setuptex[163]: ${.sh.file}": bad substitution

but it is not hard to set the path correctly:

  PATH=$PATH\:/home/<name>/Context/tex/texmf-openbsd6.5-amd64/bin ; export PATH

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