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There was some fluctuation in the FreeBSD binaries being distributed on

With the recent introduction of FreeBSD 11.0, the GPL3-tainted GNU libstdc++ 
has been dropped in favor of a new, clean libc++. This follows on the switch 
from gcc to clang that took place with the introduction of FreeBSD 10.0. As a 
result, the new binaries compiled on FreeBSD 11.0 failed to work on older 
systems, i.e. FreeBSD 9.3 (still in production/supported). We now take care to 
provide binaries compiled under FreeBSD 9.3 on the garden, at least until this 
version gets phased-out at the end of the year.

Mac users should note that MacOS closely follows similar developments as 

(TEXLive, being even more conservative, distributes binaries compiled under 
FreeBSD 7.3.)


P.S. The present thread started as the FreeBSD binaries got crushed by new 
OpenBSD binaries that will soon be available on the garden, helping us also 
understand the above new shared-library issue.

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