[metapost] Metapost 0.970 beta released (call for testers)

Sanjoy Mahajan sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 7 22:53:23 CET 2006

I haven't yet done extensive tests but I installed from the 0.970 src
distribution and the ConTeXt files (using metafun) I'm writing still
work fine.  I'll shout if anything turns up.

Meanwhile below is a patch to update-tetex.make.  I used to keep it in
the directory above the source (so it wouldn't be lost when I installed
a new mpost), but now that it's integrated into the distribution it
needs a couple path changes.

> * The pool file is now integrated in the executable, so there
>    is not separate 'mp.pool' anymore.

The build.linux script made a mp.pool:

  -rw-r--r-- 1 sanjoy sanjoy 27439 2006-11-07 16:20 ./build/texk/web2c/mp.pool

So I kept the install-pool target in the update-tetex.make for now.


`Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.' (John Lennon)

diff -r d81b032c0df5 update-tetex.make
--- a/update-tetex.make	Tue Nov 07 16:14:48 2006 -0500
+++ b/update-tetex.make	Tue Nov 07 16:34:31 2006 -0500
@@ -1,10 +1,13 @@
-# For installing mp 0.901 over the tetex-3.0 files (mp 0.641)
+# For installing this mpost over the tetex-3.0 metapost (v0.641)
+# As root, or as whoever can install systemwide tex files, do:
+#   1. cd <directory containing this file>
+#   2. make -f update-tetex.make
 .PHONY: install install-exec install-pool install-mplib
 INSTALL := rsync -ptv
-edir1 := metapost-0.901/build/texk/web2c
+edir1 := build/texk/web2c
 edir2 := $(edir1)/mpware
 install: install-exec install-pool install-mplib
@@ -15,4 +18,4 @@ install-pool: $(edir1)/mp.pool
 install-pool: $(edir1)/mp.pool
 	$(INSTALL) $^ /usr/share/texmf/web2c/
-	$(INSTALL) -r metapost-0.901/texmf/metapost /usr/share/texmf-tetex/
+	$(INSTALL) -r texmf/metapost /usr/share/texmf-tetex/

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