[OS X TeX] 64-bit binaries in TeXLive 2010
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sat Dec 5 20:05:46 CET 2009
On Dec 5, 2009, at 10:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2009, at 12:21 PM, Michael Hanson wrote:
>> On Dec 5, 2009, at 12:46 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>>>> ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi
>>>> If you see "EFI64", then your Mac supports the 64-bit kernel; otherwise it does not. Again, any Mac with a 64-bit processor should still be able to run 64-bit applications under OS X 10.5 or 10.6, regardless of whether the kernel is 32- or 64-bit.
>>> My MacBook Pro has EFI64, but won't boot the 64-bit kernel. This doesn't bother me, but it confuses the issue a bit more.
>> Thanks for that refinement. Apparently a necessary but not sufficient condition...?
> One of the items in that thread said that the 64bit kernel was only the default on the XServe.
> How do you tell whether the 64bit kernel is active or not and how do you activate it, if possible, on a given system? Is it really worth it? Oh... I've got a MacBook Pro 3.1.
There is some useful information and a program that does this, if possible, at
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