[tex-live] How to update x86_64-darwin binary in tlmgr

Yan Zhou zhouyan1014 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 00:07:10 CEST 2010

Thank you for your reply. I have just installed TL pretest with the script last night. And everything works well. I was trying to figure out the difference between installation with script and MacTeX. It seems to me that MacTeX-64 lack some post-install script to add x86-64-darwin to "installed-platform" since tlmgr won't update packages for uninstalled platforms.

On Jun 3, 2010, at 12:17 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 12:52, George N. White III wrote:
>> I'm not sure there is any great advantage to using x86_64-darwin
>> binaries for most people, but there were problems with xetex x86_64,
>> so
>> it would be good if those with Snow Leopard give the 64-bit binaries a
>> workout.
> I'm using them exclusively since TL pretest came out and they seem to
> be working without any problem (but I have installed TL from a script,
> not from MacTeX since I didn't want to download gigabytes just for
> testing and I have already chosen to install x86_64 during
> installation).
> (Other users of ConTeXt distribution are also using the basic binaries
> from TeX Live and there has been no error report so far. Well, we
> spent several days trying to figure out why LuaTeX didn't
> cross-compile and then one more day trying to circumvent a problematic
> piece of code in ./configure ... and then exactly that piece of code
> went away when AIX binaries didn't want to compile.)
> Mojca

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