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

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Xboard 4.5.1 install bug Mac OS X 10.6.6
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:15:28 +0100

On 6 Mar 2011, at 19:25, h.g. muller 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.

I had no problems running it when giving no specification, only 'polyglot' and 
the engines being in the path (in /usr/local/bin/ on my machine).

> 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.

I haven't tried log files yet. It might be good for debugging.

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