[tlbuild] Checking if biber binary can run on a given platform? (Was: TL'11 build schedule)

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Tue Mar 22 00:11:53 CET 2011

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:04:08 GMT
  <201103212304.p2LN48MH004353 at freefriends.org>
  karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
>     skip installing biber if FreeBSD < 7.1 is detected?
> What does the TL platform detection code (tlmgr print-platform) print
> on those systems?  If it prints "i386-freebsd", it seems it
> shouldn't.  If it doesn't print that, then no binary will be
> installed.

It prints i386-freebsd, no matter how old or new it is. Why do you
think it shouldn't always print i386-freebsd? Is this situation
different on other supported platforms?

>     The correct way to test this is to check __FreeBSD_version
> (defined in sys/param.h). 
> The idea of perusing sys/param.h sounds absolutely horrible :).

Well, there should always be nicer but less correct ways :)

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