[OS X TeX] Re: ConTeXt and TeXLive ?

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Wed Nov 15 17:08:56 EST 2006


The latest versions of TeXShop correctly run ConTeXt by calling
"texmfstart texexec file.tex". The trouble is that kpsewhich doesn't
find the ruby script texmfstart.rb, so TeXShop calls a script which
hardcodes the location of texmfstart.rb
and thus fails for the TeXLive form of Gerben's material.

I'm ashamed that /usr/local/tetex is hard coded into the script. But it
wouldn't have helped if I'd used the TeXShop "tex binary preference"
because the location of the ruby script is in a different texmf tree in

The (temporary) solution is to write your own engine. Something like
the following:


ruby   /usr/local/texlive/texmf.pkgs/scripts/context/ruby/ 
texmfstart.rb texexec "$1"

I recommend calling this ConTeXt_TeXLive.engine or another reasonable
name which doesn't conflict with the built in ConTeXt typesetting.

Dick Koch
koch at math.uoregon.edu

> Meanwhile texmfstart texexec ... works from the Terminal (found  
> texmfstart.rb made an rb-less alias into /usr/local/bin/ with right  
> rights).
> But no way I found how to get it run from within TeXShop (still the  
> wrong path invoking TeXExec 5.4.3).
> Usually I simply called ConTeXt with Pdftex, now this just results  
> in no activity at all, not even an error.
> The (pdf)tex-path in TeXshop I set to /usr/local/TeXLive/bin/i386- 
> apple-darwin-current
> Isn't that right?
> Steffen

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