[OS X TeX] i-Installer TeX installation on Intel

Joseph C. Slater joseph.slater at wright.edu
Wed May 3 23:40:16 EDT 2006

On May 3, 2006, at 3:43 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On May 1, 2006, at 13:24, Joseph C. Slater wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I'm getting the following error when trying to compile TeXniscope  
>> on my macbook:
>>> /usr/bin/ld: warning /usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a archive's  
>>> cputype (18, architecture ppc) does not match cputype (7) for  
>>> specified -arch flag: i386 (can't load from it)
>> I reinstalled TeX using i-Installer on my macbook, but it appears  
>> to have installed the wrong binaries. How does one select the  
>> correct ones? I thought it was automatic.
> The TeX i-Package installs separately i386 and ppc binaries, but th  
> ekpathsea library it installs should be fat. This is not important  
> for running TeX, but it is if you want to link the TeX kpathsea  
> (TeX file search) library into other programs.
> As far as I can see, the builds on my system contain fat  
> libkpathsea.a libraries. Just to be 100% certain, I recreated the  
> 2005 binaries archive in the TeX i-Package and uploaded, as the  
> content has officially not changed, I'll not update the release  
> notes. Can you reinstall TeX and when you are done test the  
> following command in Terminal:
> 	file /usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a

[185:~] jslater% file /usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a
/usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a: Mach-O universal binary with 2  
/usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a (for architecture ppc):       
current ar archive
/usr/local/teTeX/lib/libkpathsea.a (for architecture i386):      
current ar archive random library

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