[NTG-context] Greek module

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Sat May 3 21:13:57 CEST 2008


On May 2, 2008, at 10:36 PM, cidadaum at sapo.pt wrote:

> I see...
> I cringe so much of

Don't. We've all been beginners once and needed help. You just need to  
learn to follow a systematic approach and read replies to your  
questions more carefully...

>> Oh boy. This is really not the place where your personal additions to
>> your TeX installation should go.
>
> Please, where is the right place?

That was indicated in my reply to your first question; quoting myself:

I would
advise, however, to install additional packages either to the local
texmf tree or to you personal tree. These are defined in the file /etc/
texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf as
TEXMFLOCAL = /usr/local/share/texmf

and

TEXMFHOME = $HOME/TEXMF

The point is: when SuSE installs a new version of texlive, it will  
simply overwrite your files (even if you have edited them) or delete  
the old directories. Moreover, if you make a mistake here, you can  
simply erase the directory and start over. That's why it is considered  
good practice to keep ths distribution files and your local/personal  
additions separate.
>
> Right. My Context is from 2007. The point is that I am so clumsy about
> installing something on OpenSuse/Linux (I have a Windows machine using
> MikTex, suppose that doesn't help) that I do it always on line with a
> repo. Download and install rpm packages (or other files) rarely turns
> out to be good. But anyway I have tried to install according to the
> recipe I found on wiki
> (http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Linux_User_Installation). Didn't
> manage. If you have no other suggestion I can try again and post the
> result.
>
OK, there are several problems here:

1. SuSE's texlive installation has some problems, esp. when you try to  
use luatex;

2. the latest ConTeXt release will also need the latest latin modern  
fonts, which (I guess) are not available as a package for SuSE yet.

3. This being said, it is entirely possible to update ConTeXt within  
your SuSE texlive installation (I have been doing this for several  
years now).
- create directory /usr/local/share/texmf
- cd /usr/local/share/texmf
- sudo wget http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/current/cont-tmf.zip
- sudo unzip cont-tmf.zip
- sudo texhash
- sudo texexec --make --all --pdftex
- sudo texexec --make --all --xtx

>> Which manual says
>> that ConTeXt expects pure ASCII input?
>
> This one: mp-cb-en.pdf. Quoting from page 1:
>
> "CONTEXT expects a plain ASCII input file. Of course you can use any
> texteditor or wordprocessor
> you want, but you should not forget that CONTEXT can only read ASCII
> input. Most
> texteditors or wordprocessors can export your file as plain ASCII."
>
OK, you're right. This is really obsolete (and has been so for several  
years). We've been collecting such things for a while now, but this is  
seriously misleading.

Hans, any chance of regenerating the m*-cb-en.pdfs and taking this  
paragraph out?

Thomas


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