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Mention the architecture problem during compilation. #44

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I think it's useful to mention the architecture problem during the C extension compilation, so I wrote a paragraph in the documentation file.




This got cherry-picked as commit 795cd32, so marking this one as closed.

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@pelletier pelletier Mention the architecture problem during compilation.
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@@ -156,6 +156,20 @@ of the following commands:
rvm use system
rbenv local system
+Note: Make sure you compile targeting the same architecture Vim was built for.
+For instance, MacVim binaries are built for i386, but sometimes GCC compiles
+for x86_64. First you have to check the platfom Vim was built for:
+ vim --version
+ ...
+ Compilation: gcc ... -arch i386 ...
+ ...
+and make sure you use the correct ARCHFLAGS during compilation:
+ export ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386"
+ make
MANAGING USING PATHOGEN *command-t-pathogen*
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