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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jan 14 19:36:03 CET 2013

On 2013-01-14 at 20:25:17 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > 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.

Hi Norbert,
I fear that a setting in tlpdb is used by all machines in a
heterogenous network.  If Mojca knows how to post-process the output
of config.guess, that would be better.


 > > 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.
 > Norbert
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