[NTG-context] Documentation about CTX installation on MacOS X

Jean-Pierre Delange adeimantos at free.fr
Mon Jan 3 08:09:29 CET 2022

Thank you very much for your quick answer to you both Fabrice and Henning ! It seems there is no detailed documentation about peculiar aspects of CTX on MacOS. 

For instance, the use of fonts database on unix-like and MacOS are a bit different (but not quite a lot) and this command :
mtxrun --script fonts —reload 

Works fine with this one based on fontconfig : fc-cache -v -f

There is some adaptation in the transition from Linux to MacOS, because one has to play and to look for the fonts paths which are a bit different with Mac than the Unix paths … 

> Le 2 janv. 2022 à 11:54, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> a écrit :
> Am 03.01.22 um 03:26 schrieb Jean-Pierre Delange via ntg-context:
>> Now my question : I want to try CTX (ConTeXtver: 2021.12.30) on MacOS X (currently 10.13  High Sierra), while I was formerly working with old versions on Linux and Windows based systems. Among other difficulties (like how to export OSFONDIR permanently), I don’t find the clever command . setuptex, which made possible a bunch of other commands (like context —make and context —generate). Even if a lot of things on MacOS X seem to share with Unix-like systems, I am looking for detailed documentation concerning a well done installation of CTX on MacOS X.
> You can install LMTX the usual Unix way (https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Installation); setuptex doesn’t exist any more.
> And then you can install modules: https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Modules#ConTeXt_LMTX
> Hraban
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