[NTG-context] Cannot build plain format

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 19 11:57:13 CEST 2020

On 4/17/2020 1:51 AM, Henri Menke wrote:
> On 16/04/20, 12:35, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> On 4/16/2020 10:51 AM, Henri Menke wrote:
>>> Dear list,
>>> I'm trying to build the plain format but it fails with
>>>       $ mtxrun --script plain --make
>>>       [...]
>>>       ! I can't find file `luatex-plain.tex'.
>>> but mtxrun can find the file.
>>>       $ mtxrun --find-file "luatex-plain.tex"
>>>       /opt/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/generic/context/luatex/luatex-plain.tex
>>> What am I doing wrong?
>>> Also another question: Does LMTX come with a plain format?
>> currently not but as i for now also have added luatex to it (as it's handy
>> for testing) i can also add plain related files (these depend on luatex)
> Thanks, but what about the first part of my email?  Why can't I build
> the plain format in ConTeXt standalone (MkIV, not LMTX) even though
> mtxrun can locate the file?
Because the plain files are not there (I did a fresh install). I'll fix 
that. It's a side effect of a change in generating the archives (i use a 
- lua - definition file for that in which is specified what ends up in 
the main garden distribution and what in the smaller lmtx one).

As a side note: a while ago mojca and i discussed the future repository 
and installation setup which will use github repositories

(1) - context (including luametatex sources)
(2) - binaries (for a subset of platforms)
(3) - resources (like fonts and such)
(4) - modules (stable ones pushed from the main garden repos)

but we simply didn't find time to follow up on that. We have to adapt 
installers too and we want to do it right from the start.

Now, we're not in a particular hurry, but in playing with all this it 
can happen that the current distributions get flaws.

(As a side effect the more or less official release of luametatex has 
been postponed a few times because it depends on (1) which in turn 
depends on pushing older context distributions etc. But then, due to the 
current health crisis, time has slowed down anyway.)


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