[Context] [Bug 319036] [NEW] Minimals distributes old Windows luatex binary that doesn't work with ConTeXt distributions (current, beta, alpha, 2008.10.31)

Kevin D. Robbins Robbins.Kevin.D at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 01:22:05 CET 2009


Public bug reported:

Is it possible to distribute a newer Windows luatex binary?

I installed ConTeXt on a Windows XP SP2 system following the
instructions at http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Minimals#Windows
under the heading "Installation: local & command-line." Then, compiling
the traditional test file:

\starttext
Hello, world!
\stoptext

bombed. I am happy to reproduce the errors and attach log files, but to
cut to the chase it seems that the old Windows luatex binary presently
distributed at minimals.contextgarden.net doesn't play nice with recent
ConTeXt distributions. I tried current, alpha, beta, and 2008.10.31,
which all failed.

I then reinstalled minimals with --context=beta, grabbed the latest
Windows luatex binary from http://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/?group_id=10
(currently beta 0.30.3) and copied the newer luatex binary over the old
one in c:\context\tex\texmf-mswin\bin. I then ran luatools --selfupdate,
mtxrun --selfupdate, luatools --generate, context --make en. Now the
simple test document and other more complicated documents compile just
fine.

** Affects: context
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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Minimals distributes old Windows luatex binary that doesn't work with ConTeXt distributions (current, beta, alpha, 2008.10.31)
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Bug description:
Is it possible to distribute a newer Windows luatex binary?

I installed ConTeXt on a Windows XP SP2 system following the instructions at http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Minimals#Windows under the heading "Installation: local & command-line." Then, compiling the traditional test file:

\starttext
Hello, world!
\stoptext

bombed. I am happy to reproduce the errors and attach log files, but to cut to the chase it seems that the old Windows luatex binary presently distributed at minimals.contextgarden.net doesn't play nice with recent ConTeXt distributions. I tried current, alpha, beta, and 2008.10.31, which all failed.

I then reinstalled minimals with --context=beta, grabbed the latest Windows luatex binary from http://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/?group_id=10 (currently beta 0.30.3) and copied the newer luatex binary over the old one in c:\context\tex\texmf-mswin\bin. I then ran luatools --selfupdate, mtxrun --selfupdate, luatools --generate, context --make en. Now the simple test document and other more complicated documents compile just fine.




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