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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Xboard 4.5.1 install bug Mac OS X 10.6.6

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Xboard 4.5.1 install bug Mac OS X 10.6.6
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:25:43 +0100

At 09:22 6-3-2011 +0100, Hans Aberg wrote:
Also, the XBoard manual says that the default location for polyglot is /usr/local/share/polyglot. The polyglot-1.4.64b I used installs in /usr/local/bin/, the default location on BSD systems. The directory share/ is reserved for system-independent files.

Well, this definitely is an error in the manual. In fact the compiled-in default for -polyglotDir is "", and we set that again in the master settings file we distribute.

It should not matter how this option is set, as long as the Polyglot binary is in the path. XBoard changes to the -polyglotDir before issung the -adapterCommand. No matter what that is,Polyglot will then change to the directory of the engine (given in -fd or-sd) before starting it. It could be that it matters for where Polyglot makes the log file, but yo would typiclly want that in the directory from which you started XBoard.

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