[OS X TeX] Using 'ditto' to shrink /usr/local/texlive folder
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 30 14:24:34 CET 2012
On Jan 30, 2012, at 7:03 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2012, at 4:56 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 29.1.2012 um 22:40 schrieb Simon Burrell:
>>> In addition, it might be nice to thin the 'texlive' folder by also using
>>> the '--arch x86_64' switch---my Mac uses the 64-bit kernel by default, you
>>> see. Does anyone know whether this particular switch would cause problems?
>> I think you could do something much better: delete the 32-bit stuff! Presumingly you have:
>> pete 363 /\ ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin
>> total 0
>> drwxr-xr-x 344 root pete 11696 6 Jan 10:21 universal-darwin
>> drwxr-xr-x 343 root pete 11662 6 Jan 10:21 x86_64-darwin
>> So just delete /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/universal-darwin! To see if there are any files which don't fit exactly into your hardware try this shell command:
>> find /usr/local/texlive/2011 -type f | xargs file
>> The command lipo allows to -remove an unused or inappropriate architecture...
> Would that mess up tlmgr updates?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
One additional point. The universal binaries take up about 160MB on disk. Is it worth it given present HD capacities?
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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