On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 18:44, Arthur Reutenauer wrote: > Hello Robert, > > On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 06:27:44PM +0200, Robert Blackstone wrote: >> I tried in vain to install the minimals on an old (2003) but still >> functional iBook G3, running under OSX 10.4.11. After having received >> some 4MB, I get the message: "dyld: incompatible cpu-subtype" plus a >> reference to line 103 of first-setup.sh. > > This is a binary compatibility problem: the LuaTeX executable for Macs > running on PowerPC processors are built on an Intel Mac using a > cross-compilation technique. I'm afraid nothing can be done at the > moment.
The "nothing can be done" is not entirely true. We should still be able to compile a new binary on an older machine (yours, for example), it only makes it very clumsy to compile on several machines. However, in one way this is a bit weird. We have a non-neglegible number of PPC users of minimals and nobody has complained about that problem so far, so nobody was even aware of the problem. Back in May we had a complaint from Tiger users (on Intel) that we were able to solve after two days of debugging. So ... there is a hope to fix this, but only after quite some debugging, if anyone is ready to do the debugging. But the other side of the coin is that ... Mac OS X Lion is approaching with inevitable speed. Once that one is out and installed on our machines, we'll have serious problems anyway since 10.7 won't allow cross-compilation for Tiger. And the number of Tiger users is not neglegible at all ... As far as TeX Live is concerned, the binaries for PPC are compiled on Panther. Mojca ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________