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Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: x86_64-solaris

From: Rainer Orth
Subject: Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: Σχετ: Re: x86_64-solaris
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2018 14:15:32 +0100
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Hi Apostolos,

>   Στις Παρ, 21 Δεκ, 2018 στις 14:26, ο χρήστηςRainer
> Orth<address@hidden> έγραψε:
>> The reason for doing is TeXLive. "We" 
>> provide both 32 and 64bit binaries. But
>> when you try to install the binaries, the
>> script always guesses that the system is
>> 32bit and never installs the 64bit binaries.
> As I've said, you can control this (or could before Karl imported your
> config.guess patch) either by setting CC='gcc -m64' in the environment,
> or in the case of TeX Live's install-tl script, by passing
> -force-platform if you don't like the default.
> This produces 64bit binaries but since the installer uses thus script, the
> 64bitbinaries never get installer. 
>> On my 64bit system I want to run 64bit
>> binaries. 
> Unless you have really tried if 64-bit TeX performs better than 32-bit
> TeX you may even do yourself a disfavor by insisting on 64-bit binaries.I
> DO NOT CARE! I WANT 64bit binarieson a 64bit platform. End of 
> I think I've now clearly made my point: your patch to config.guess
> causes massive problems especially but not only for the compiler
> etc. toolchain and is just your personal preference, nothing more.
> This is your own view. And of courseI completely disagree. In the end
> thescript correctly guesses the host andif you do not like it that
> sonethingbeyond me.
> It has since been reverted in the config repo, and I'd like to ask Karl
> to do the same in TeX Live.
> And this is mistake. You have somesort obsession that is the root ofall
> evil. Either try to solve your problemor stop bothering people with
> yourproblems.

both the tone and the content of your message clearly show that you're
beyond rational arguments.  I'll leave the decision in this matter to
Ben and Karl.


Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

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