[tex-live] How to set the "main platform" in tlmgr

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Feb 1 00:17:16 CET 2012

On 2012-01-31 at 21:23:17 +0100, Peter Dyballa wrote:

 > Hello!
 > Almost 160 MB of rather useless data has been installed:
 > 	du -sk /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/*
 > 	157204	/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/universal-darwin
 > 	 88788	/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-darwin
 > The binaries from /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-darwin are
 > used, not those with the mix of PPC and i386. Tlmgr does not allow
 > to "switch off" the "universal binaries for MacOSX/Darwin" ("Mac OS
 > X/Darwin" should be the correct spelling) because it seems to be
 > set as a "main platform". How can I switch that to x86_64-darwin?
 > tlmgr revision 24419 (2011-10-27 16:06:37 +0200)
 > tlmgr using installation: /usr/local/texlive/2011
 > Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)

What's the output of 

   tlmgr platform list

? Did you try 

  tlmgr platform remove universal-darwin


BTW, "MacOSX/Darwin" is just a string of characters, supposed to be
displayed on screen.  The actual spelling shouldn't have any impact on


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