[NTG-context] How can I make a Gentoo Linux package for ConTeXt LMTX?

amano.kenji amano.kenji at proton.me
Thu Aug 18 15:53:41 CEST 2022


Imagine installation instructions given by linux from scratch.

install.sh is like `apt-get install ConTeXt`.

Linux from scratch would document the following commands.

```
tar xf luametatex-2022.06.tar.xz
cd /path/to/luametatex-2022.06
make
cp luametatex /usr/bin

tar xf context-2022.06.tar.xz
cd /path/to/context-2022.06
cp -r font /path/to/usr/share/texmf-dist
...
```

I want something like this.

------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 1:16 PM, Alan <braslau.list at comcast.net> wrote:


> On Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:42:18 +0200
> Hans Hagen via ntg-context ntg-context at ntg.nl wrote:
> 
> > sorry, i just can't spent time on all the possible variant ways of
> > installation .. that is up to volunteers
> 
> 
> OS distribution packages are the responsibility of maintainers.
> "Upstream" developers can, and do, respond to requests for changes that
> might make packaging for a particular OS easier, but this is not
> directly the responsibility of developers.
> 
> Most OS packages require patches for particularities of that OS
> environment. LMTX Context, being minimal and fully portable, should be
> very easy to package as most paths, fonts, etc. are determined
> dynamically. The Context distribution follows the TeX directory tree
> structure, and this might not be the practice of some OS, which, for
> example, might locate different resources on different branches of the
> system directory structure. Some OS distributions are very particular
> about this.
> 
> I cannot understand the thrust of this thread.
> 
> It appears that the only issue for now concerns the distribution of the
> luametatex source tree. This is not yet the case as luametatex has been
> undergoing much experimentation. A classic opensource depository
> would disrupt this experimentation as more people get involved in
> wanting to make modifications. I believe the intention is to make a
> release once luametatex development settles into a normal state.
> 
> Alan


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