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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Feb 1 02:11:15 CET 2012

Hi Peter,

On Di, 31 Jan 2012, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Almost 160 MB of rather useless data has been installed:

Are you joking, 160M ... ?

> 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?

Do you use MacTeX? Then this is a *feature* of mactex that both archs
are installed.
If you install using install-tl you can select the arch or override what
you want.

After that removing is possible, but I doon't know how this affects
MacTeX, so better ask there.

Best wishes

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