Curl telling me i'm a powerpc on macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by willybNL, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. willybNL macrumors 6502

    I've seen that Curl in terminal is still telling it's working on a powerpc..
    So i've questioned myself... is terminal or curl working via rosetta... or did they just forget to change that string...

    Well... this is what curl is telling me on my intel macbook.

    url -verbose
    * About to connect() to port 80
    * Trying * connected
    * Connected to ( port 80
    > GET / HTTP/1.1
    User-Agent: curl/7.13.1 (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) libcurl/7.13.1
  2. projectle macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    Curl is PowerPC, running through Rosetta emulation.
  3. rafifreak00 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2006
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    If it wasn't running on Rosetta... that'd be one screwed up situation.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You can see what architecture a binary uses with lipo. For your example, try lipo -info /usr/bin/curl
  5. willybNL thread starter macrumors 6502

    dyn230:~ w$ lipo -info /usr/bin/curl
    Architectures in the fat file: /usr/bin/curl are: i386 ppc

    mmm... still: little supprised it's not native while running. I thought all standard apps were already native.
  6. iProd macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2006
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    I think you are running natively. I'm looking at the config.guess script, and it is using `uname -p` to build that architecture string. Autoconfig makes my brain hurt, but unless I'm missing something, the user agent string produced by curl will only tell you the architecture of the machine where it was compiled. So, a fat curl built on x86 would report i686 even when running on PowerPC, and vice versa. And, I do see that the user agent gets hard coded into the binary.

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