[metapost] Testing with mpost compiled from trunk

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Tue May 19 12:57:11 CEST 2015

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM, Toby Thurston <thurston at eml.cc> wrote:

> I'd like to try out the latest version of mpost which contains a couple of
> fixes to bugs I've reported.
> Can someone point me at a simple set of instructions for trying the new
> mpost executable without clobbering my existing TeXLive distribution?
> I have successfully cloned "trunk" into a local directory using anonymous
> svn and the build.sh ran without error and produced a new mpost exectable
> in ./build/texk/web2c, and if I run "./build/texk/web2c/mpost -v" I get
> >  MetaPost 1.999 (TeX Live 2015) (kpathsea version 6.2.1)
> >  etc...
> >  etc...
> as expected.
> But if I try to run "./build/texk/web2c/mpost test.mp"  I get
> > warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these
> directories: [... long list of directories under . ]
> > Sorry, I can't find the 'mpost' preload file; will try 'plain'.
> >
> > I can't find the 'plain' preload file!
> and it stops.  So I guess I need to build a preload file or point it at
> one.
I have a texlive 2014, I simply replace the mpost program and it works.

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