documentation of `install-tl` option `-print-arch`

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Sun Apr 11 16:26:26 CEST 2021

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 02:47:06AM +0200, Ioannis Filippidis wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to note what I think could be
> an improvement to the documentation of the
> TeX Live installer. I am using macOS 10.12.6.
> When reading the text output of `install-tl -h`
> for TeX Live 2021, it contains the description
> (I added two additional newlines here):
> ```
> -print-platform
>         Print the TeX Live identifier for the
>         detected platform (hardware/operating system)
>         combination to standard output, and exit.
>         "-print-arch" is a synonym.
> ```
> Running `install-tl -print-arch` attempts to
> open a GUI, whereas `install-tl -print-platform`
> prints the platform identifier and exits,
> without opening a GUI.
> Running `install-tl -print-arch -no-gui` has
> the same effect as `install-tl -print-platform`,
> i.e., it does not attempt to open a GUI.

This was an oversight and will be fixed: neither should open a gui.
But thanks for reporting.

Siep Kroonenberg

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