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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 30 08:35:22 EST 2012

On Jan 30, 2012, at 7:31 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 30.1.2012 um 14:03 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> Would that mess up tlmgr updates?
> The removal of the one sort of binaries, possibly. It might help to forcibly remove that, but I do have some difficulties here. Maybe there is a bug, something not thought of, in tlmgr, that it refuses to remove to remove one architecture from a system that can execute more than one.
> The other aspect, removing PPC/PPC64 components on an intel platform, or vice-versa, should not affect tlmgr. It usually does not check the state or nature of the binaries installed on disk, it just checks the records in its data base.
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete

I thought of using lipo to remove the PPC side too. That would cut the binary size in about half.

Of course any binaries that get updated (a very rare occurrence with TeX Live on the Mac) would again be fully universal.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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