[NTG-context] TeX Live and ConTeXt MKIV installation and maintenance

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jul 11 00:14:19 CEST 2008


Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> Quoting Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>:
> 
>> Hi all,
>>
>> There now is a wiki page documenting the setup and maintenance of mkiv:
>>
>>    http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Running_Mark_IV
>>
>> The page can still be improved upon (of course), so if you know
>> of something that needs to be added or explained better, please do so.
>> I wrote this page with the texlive 2008 users in mind, but I think most
>> of it applies to the new context minimals as well.
> 
> This page is great. Thanks.
> 
>> By the way, context on texlive2008 will be 2008.05.21. Mkii (pdftex
>> as well as xetex) runs out of the box, no post-install intervention
>> needed. But if someone is willing to do some extra tests, that will
>> be much appreciated. How to beta-test texlive2008 is explained in
>>
>>    ftp://tug.org/texlive/tlnet/tldev/README
> 
> Is it possible to test texlive without uninstalling texlive2007  
> installed by a system package manager? Last time I tried texlive 2008,  
> mkiv setup was reading texmf.cnf that came with system installed  
> tl2007, and therefore could not find the correct files. I want to test  
> tl2008, but at the moment cannot afford to uninstall tl2007.

it's installed in a 2008 subtree so it should be possible to run them 
alongside

Hans


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