Tiger, I know, ancient history…
Well, I’ve stumbled on an old oddity with bash on intel builds of Tiger:
Bash thinks its running on a PPC machine!?
At least the environment variables think so…
$ echo $HOSTTYPE
This might only affect those who are using Fink or building your apps, or those who like things to be right.
Append these lines to /etc/profile, using
sudo nano /etc/profile
Now the one thing this won’t do is affect the 5th element of the BASH_VERSINFO array, it seems to be readonly… so if you are very adventurous you can go into /bin/bash with a Hex Editor and overwrite the first two ‘powerpc’ references with i386 (the second set of powerpc refs are correct that is the ppc portion of the fat binary), don’t move the start of of string, just pad the end with zeros (NULL) and it will affect this variable as well.
Alright, now it’s in “The Google”