[tex-live] small bug re installing x86_64-darwin vs. universal-darwin

tljack at forallx.net tljack at forallx.net
Sun Jan 13 05:06:01 CET 2013

Jack, on 01/12/13 at 20:47:01 -0700, wrote:
> I think there is a small bug in texlive when installing on a 64-bit
> Mac running Snow Leopard or greater.  Specifically, I found it
> impossible to install to either a Lion or Mountain Lion Mac in such a
> way that the resulting binaries are x64_64-darwin.
> Some searching revealed that the culprit is in TLUtils.pm, lines
> 288-295, where it says that nothing but universal-darwin will get
> installed because we don't want to accidentally clobber a Leopard
> install.
> I worked around this by changing line 294 directly to replace "i386"
> with "x86_64", and that worked.  But a user shouldn't have to do this.
Sorry, I messed up the line #'s.  In the install-tl gzipped archive from 20120701, TLUtils.pm, it's lines 286--293 that are the range in question, and it's replacing line 290 with '$CPU = "x86_64"' that made a successful workaround.


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