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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 09:57:45 CET 2013

2013/1/15  <tljack at forallx.net>:
> This is the O.P.  Just to be clear, I'm not advocating many *any* tweaks
> to MacTeX, and I'm the last person on earth to advocate not supporting
> older hardware--I built TL2012 binaries from source on Tiger PPC (yes, it
> worked save for xetex and satellites, and even those built on Tiger PPC
> for TL2011).
> My original post is about installing from the install-tl script from
> 2012install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and as far as I can see has zilch to do with
> MacTeX and its giant .mpkg installer.  I simply found it odd that that
> script refused to acknowledge that I am on a 64-bit machine, and didn't
> know how to get x86_64-darwin going other than by manually tweaking
> install-tl.
> I didn't know about "-force-platform" when I posted.
> And though I'm not remotely an expert, I don't see why config.guess
> would need changing.  Can't install-tl just call 'uname' or some such to
> find out if it's on Lion or greater, and then use x86_64 accordingly?
Norbert should decide but if I understand it well, config.guess is
platform independent but uname only works in unix-like system, it is
not available on Windows without cygwin.

> Cheers,
> --Jack

Zdeněk Wagner

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