[Context] ruby

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 21:57:28 CEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 21:47, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Hi,
> when installing (i installed the minimals on a friends new machine) the
> check for ruby is somewhat anoying when one uses only luatex and not texexec
> and no ruby is needed
> how about moving the test to the end of the instal script and just issue a
> warning at the end

Hello Hans,

That code has most probably been written by you, so I'm not guilty ... :) :) :)

There's one thing, namely: if one doesn't have ruby and wants to
install pdftex, then the warning needs to go to the beginning else
formats won't be generated, but the whole downloading process could
still take place.

If one only wants to install luatex then there's definitely no need to
interrupt the run.

I can remove the warning, but do you have any idea if there's some way
to check in batch if user provided --engine=luatex option? Or does
anyone else have a better idea?

To Hans: on your friend's machine you can easily remove those three
lines that issue the warning (they will never be overwritten), but I
agree that this should be fixed (once luatex becomes stable at least
:P). I'm just open to best suggestion.


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