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

Yan Zhou zhouyan1014 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 00:11:15 CEST 2010

Thank you for you hint about "tlmgr arch add ...". I should read the manpage more carefully. I searched the manpage with "platform" before with no luck. I should read it through. Shame me.....
On Jun 3, 2010, at 11:52 AM, George N. White III wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Yan Zhou <zhouyan1014 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am testing the texlive 2010 pretest. I noticed that there is x86_64-darwin binary listed in the remote test servers. Also I installed the MacTeX-64, but tlmgr still show that the x86_640darwin binaries are uninstalled and won't update them. As I checked, there is indeed an x86_64-darwin directory along with the universal-darwin in the /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin directory. Does anyone has any idea about this? Many thanks in advance. I am very confused about this.
> What OS/hardware do you have?   I have Leopard (10.5.8), but I'm using
> TL2010 (pretest) that is installed/updated on linux.  For me, the
> x86_640-darwin gives:
> $ file /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/tex
> /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/tex: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64
> $ /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/tex --version
> dyld: unknown required load command 0x80000022
> Trace/BPT trap
> This indicates the x86_64-darwin binaries were built on Snow Leopard,
> so I can't run them, but the universal-darwin binaries are working at
> least for some simple tests:
> $ file /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-darwin/tex
> /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-darwin/tex: Mach-O universal
> binary with 2 architectures
> /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-darwin/tex (for architecture
> i386):	Mach-O executable i386
> /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-darwin/tex (for architecture
> ppc):	Mach-O executable ppc
> $ /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-darwin/tex --version
> TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2010/pretest)
> kpathsea version 6.0.0dev
> Copyright 2010 D.E. Knuth.
> There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
> covered by the terms of both the TeX copyright and
> the Lesser GNU General Public License.
> For more information about these matters, see the file
> named COPYING and the TeX source.
> Primary author of TeX: D.E. Knuth.
> 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.   You should be able to get them using tlmgr in a terminal
> (this is how I did it on the linux box):
> $ tlmgr arch add x86_64-darwin
> $ PATH="/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin:$PATH"
> $ which tex
> /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin/tex <<<< not tested since I
> know it won't run here!
> -- 
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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