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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu May 4 02:34:44 EDT 2006

On 4 May 2006, at 05:40, Joseph C. Slater wrote:

> 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  
> architectures
> /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

That looks fine.

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