[NTG-context] Trouble with latest...

Alan Braslau alan.braslau at icloud.com
Wed Jan 11 00:17:12 CET 2023

On Mon, 9 Jan 2023 19:08:54 -0700
Alan Braslau via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Jan 2023 18:40:08 +0100
> Alain Delmotte via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> > Anytime a new upload is announced, I download the 
> > context-win64.zip unpack it and run install.bat and setpath.bat.
> > 
> > Is it a fresh installation? Or should I from time to time 
> > erase my installation and run install.bat to create a new 
> > distribution?
> This is not a *fresh* install. In fact, you can simply run
> ./install.bat - there is no need to download context-win64.zip.
> Having said that, the latest problem with the update has to do with an
> updated luametatex binary, so your method might have worked by
> updating the binary with the unzip, even if it is not a "fresh"
> install.

For information:

I tried updating by downloading a fresh zip and unpacking it over an
existing installation, then running ./install.bat. This failed with the
latest upload, although unzipping to a new location and running
./install.bat resulting in a good, updated distribution.

The install/update and mtxrun scripts could possibly be improved to
	1. start by updating the luametatex binary in a first step,
	then rerunning to update the rest of the distribution;
	2. systematically clear the luametatex-cache upon update (I
	believe that this is a small price to pay for robustness).
However, such changes clearly are not a priority to work out, for now.


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