system hosed?

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Sep 9 04:37:02 PDT 2009

On 2009-9-9 20:41, Wolf Drechsel wrote:
>>> with installing cairomm (
>>> As adviced I reinstalled macports from scratch - but this seems not to
>>> resolve the issue - I get the same result as before:
>>> dsl01:~ bub$ lipo -info /usr/bin/tee
>>> lipo: can't figure out the architecture type of: /usr/bin/tee
>>> dsl01:~ bub$ tee -xyz
>>> -bash: /usr/bin/tee: cannot execute binary file
>>> Can somebody give me some dummie-proof advice?
>> The advice being given in
>> <> was to reinstall your
>> OS, not MacPorts.
> Hello Josh,
> thanks for that hint. As my Tiger used to work very proper up to now,
> the idea of reinstalling the OS didnt come to my mind. Up to now my idea
> was that reinstalling the OS is something poor windows victims do to
> make things go… (-;
> Hm. - Is there no other way? -

Parts of your operating system have apparently been replaced with parts
of an entirely different operating system. As for how, well, you tell me...

Unless you know exactly what happened and how to reverse it, then no,
there isn't really an alternative to an OS reinstall.

- Josh

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