[tex-live] biber 2.8 binary for x86_64-darwinlegacy

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 16:34:29 CET 2017


The script for fetching biber should probably be updated to copy the
darwin binary also to darwinlegacy. From what I know they compile on
an old enough system, so having the same binary shouldn't be an issue.

On 22 November 2017 at 15:15,  <samcarter at re-gister.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I encountered a strange problem with the x86_64-darwinlegacy binaries of
> TL2017.
> Using the tlmgr only the biber binary in x86_64-darwin got updated from
> version 2.7 to 2.8, but not the binary in x86_64-darwinlegacy (stayed at
> 2.7). This lead to a version mismatch with the simultaneously updated
> biblatex package.
> I then completely reinstalled texlive2017 and biber was now completely
> missing from x86_64-darwinlegacy.
> Does anyone know if this expected behaviour?

No, but this was the first time biber was updated since the switch to
"darwinlegacy" and nobody thought of updating the script that
synchronizes the binaries.

The "problematic" commit was this one:

Thanks a lot for reporting. The binary for i386-darwin is probably ok
(it's a 32-bit binary in any case).

I hope that Karl will fix this (else I can try to do it myself, but my
fix would probably be one-time hotfix and the problem would then
repeat during the next upgrade again).


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