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

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 18 20:28:16 CEST 2020

On 9/18/2020 2:49 PM, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 01:48:16PM +0200, Felix Krause wrote:
>>>    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.
>    That was rhetorical :-)  /var and /tmp (as well as /etc) have been
> symbolic links for at least ten years, probably earlier.
>>>    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)!
>    Glad to hear that, and you’re welcome, but this should also be fixed
> in ConTeXt -- Hans, can you do something about that?  It should be
> enough to resolve symbolic links on either sides of the test
> dir.current() ~= validformatpath
I need to find a problematic mac ... I remember that Taco did some tests 
recently so I'll ask him.


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