[OS X TeX] Using 'ditto' to shrink /usr/local/texlive folder

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jan 30 05:56:32 EST 2012

Am 29.1.2012 um 22:40 schrieb Simon Burrell:

> In addition, it might be nice to thin the 'texlive' folder by also using
> the '--arch x86_64' switch---my Mac uses the 64-bit kernel by default, you
> see.  Does anyone know whether this particular switch would cause problems?

I think you could do something much better: delete the 32-bit stuff! Presumingly you have:

	pete 363 /\ ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin
	total 0
	drwxr-xr-x  344 root  pete  11696  6 Jan 10:21 universal-darwin
	drwxr-xr-x  343 root  pete  11662  6 Jan 10:21 x86_64-darwin

So just delete /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/universal-darwin! To see if there are any files which don't fit exactly into your hardware try this shell command:

	find /usr/local/texlive/2011 -type f | xargs file

The command lipo allows to -remove an unused or inappropriate architecture...



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