[NTG-context] How can I use ConTeXt from TeXLive2020 ?

Axel Kielhorn tex at axelkielhorn.de
Mon Aug 10 16:11:37 CEST 2020

> Am 10.08.2020 um 14:59 schrieb Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com>:
> It is possible that the version of mtxrun or luatools scripts in TeXLive are not working.

Well, one more suggestion:
Use TeX Live Manager to update TeX-Live.
I didn’t see any comments about context not working, but maybe the update fixes something.
(You can filter for context related packages.)

There has been one update to „context“ in June 2020.

> I don't remember what I did with TeXLive2019 to fix the issue, but my concern is that if including ConTeXt in TeXLive is intended for people to use it, then it SHOULD run without such tweakings which, even for someone who is a regular user of ConTeXt, are not easy to find.

Well, it works here on a (relatively) clean install of 10.13.

> The solution consisting of installing a standalone tree of ConTeXt, is not a real solution because many people do not know how to do it and, even if they could, then what would be the point of doing so much work for people who include a ConTeXt tree in TeXLive?

It should work.

> Anyway, I apologize for my acrimonius remarks, and I thank you again for your help.

One more thing:
Please look at environment variables starting with TEX and comment them, they will cause problems.

And another one:
Please look into the home directory for a local .texlive2020 folder.
There shouldn’t be any and it shouldn’t contain anything context related.


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