[tex-live] Problems with texlive install on MacOS X 10.4.11

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Feb 12 00:25:27 CET 2012

On 2012-02-11 at 23:58:57 +0100, Yannis Haralambous wrote:

 > Thanks, we will do that!

 > It would be nice if the install script could notify the user that
 > the package is not compatible (after all the platform is called
 > "universal-darwin", and as proven by our misfortune, universality
 > is relative in this case).

Hi Yannis, 
I fully agree.  The installer runs config.guess in order to determine
the platform.  The directory names in bin/ (such as i386-linux) are
assembled from its output and the installer checks whether such a
directory exists in the distribution.  Maybe the <CPU>-<OS> scheme is
ambiguous on OS X and more information from config.guess need to be
taken into account.

Could you please install


in a temporary directory on that machine and send us its output?


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