[NTG-context] Error setting up ConTeXt in MacTeX 2020

Felix Krause contact at flyx.org
Fri Sep 18 13:48:16 CEST 2020

On 18 Sep 2020, at 12:50, Arthur Rosendahl wrote:

>   I think I may have found the origin of the error:
>   In your case validformatpath is a subdirectory of $TMPDIR, under
> /var/folders/.  However, if your Mac is anything like mine, /var is
> actually a symbolic link to /private/var, so that dir.current() reports
> a path starting with /private and the test fails.

Yes, this is the setup here as well.

>   You can work around that by setting TMPDIR to some other value, that
> doesn’t start with /var -- and not /tmp either because that’s also a
> symbolic link :-)  It should work with a temporary directory in your
> home folder.  Can you try that?

This works. Thanks a lot (also to everyone else involved)!


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