[NTG-context] Minimals/MTXrun: 32-bit system with 64-bit kernel: `MTXrun | no 'texmf-linux-64'`

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 03:58:14 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 02:13, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear ConTeXt folks,
> I am running a 32-bit system with a 64-bit kernel. So relying on
>        uname -m
> to determine the architecture leads to problems [1].

I am aware of that. At the moment it is a bit nasty since --platform
is not favoured (the switch was meant to allow installing minimals for
multiple platforms at the same time, but that one should be called
--platforms) and somehow mtxrun has its own ideas about which platform
it is running on (I would like to get rid of that dependency
completely one day).

The easiest thing for "setuptex" is to either rename the file (so that
your changes won't be lost next time) or to just change the PATH (you
don't really have to run setuptex as it doesn't do anything else but
set the path to binaries). However I'm aware that it already crashes

1.) Do you have any idea if there is some way to figure out that your
machine is not able to run 64-bit binaries? (we had exactly the same
problem on the old contextgarden and it is something common on macs)
2.) Since luatex does architecture guessing anyway ... it would be
really great if luatex knew whether it was compiled for 32-bit or
64-bit or ppc or ...


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