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

amano.kenji amano.kenji at proton.me
Fri Aug 19 15:03:22 CEST 2022

Wait. Are you actually saying that no one who has write access to ConTeXt source is going to write documentation that describes manual offline installation for package distributors?

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On Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 5:16 PM, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at freedom.nl> wrote:

> On 8/18/2022 4:08 PM, amano.kenji wrote:
> > Sorry for spamming the list a little bit.
> > 
> > If there was something like https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter06/ncurses.html for ConTeXt and luametatex (binary), then distribution maintainers can make packages for ConTeXt easily.
> > 
> > I don't know TeX/TeXLive/kpathsea/ConTeXt directory structure conventions. Linux package maintainers don't know, either. I have packaged hundreds of programs, and TeX derivatives are monsters.
> > 
> > Most users just install texlive OS package, use TexLive upstream installer, or use ConTeXt upstream install.sh.
> The problem with something context is that there are basically only two
> components:
> - a tex tree with fonts and macros
> - a few binaries (just one for lmtx)
> while in texlive one has quite some choices. We made these minimals
> actually in order to not end up with complex system dependent
> installations, also because most users just install context this way (it
> is fast too).
> So, as Alan explained, anyone can wrap differently based on that. And if
> something is needed, we can provide it. But I'm not going to install
> something else than what i have for testing it. My develop and work
> machine is windows pro + linux sub system, the servers run opensuse. On
> all I just install under /data/context and that makes it system wide. I
> don't need to set up something apart from adding a binary to the path
> (or when I run from e.g. a web service I just use a fully quialified
> path to mtxrun) .. it cannot be simpler than that.
> Hans
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