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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jan 14 12:25:17 CET 2013

On Mo, 14 Jan 2013, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> code), the Mac platform could be detected properly. It's only a
> question of TL developers & Dick deciding that using x86_64 binaries
> by default is acceptable and should be done also for command-line
> installations, not just for MacTeX.

I must honestly say, we (or at least I) leave that completely to
those using and maintaining Macs. First of all Dick.

I am completely ignorant, and would include everything that is
suggested by those most closely connected to Macs.

> When manually setting binary PATH, binaries should continue to work.
> But tlmgr calling config.guess again might have problems.

That needs of course taken into account, too. Messing around
in the installer and the tlmgr needs to be done in sync.

tlmgr btw not necessarily uses config.guess, but can also use
a setting in the tlpdb.

> config.guess with a different heuristic for Mac only. It's just a
> matter of decision. The decision to use "universal-darwin" for all
> Macs by default was made when x86_64 just came to the market [and one

I think that was a decision Dick did and he had reasons for it.

If that has changed or not, I don't know, but we (or at least I) leave
that to Dick to decide what is the best.


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