[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008
vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 00:36:08 CEST 2008
On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Dr. Clea F. Rees <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:
> My custom install went very smoothly with the MacTeX installer.
> I wanted to install the TeX Live Manager and I used the package from
> /Applications/TeX/Utilities/TeX\ Live\ Manager to attempt this.
TeXLive Manager is installed by MacTeX2008 (or TeXLive2008) and it
runs from terminal:
The package in this directory installs Tk module for Perl which
provides X11 hookup for tlmgr
(and for texdoctk)
Run X11 and type in terminal
> did not go quite as I expected. The binaries were correctly installed
> in /usr/local/bin as far as I can tell, but other items appeared in
> Examining the package scripts, I assume this is because I already had
> an (older) installation of Perl/Tk. I thought it might be best,
> therefore, to update the Tk module using cpan. However, attempting to
> upgrade in this way fails because make test fails (for t/canvas, I
> think - it says it is "dubious"):
> t/canvas.....................NOK 84
> # Failed test at t/canvas.t line 235.# got: '255'#
> # expected: '215'# Looks like you failed 1 test of
> # 158.t/canvas.....................dubious
> # Test returned status 1 (wstat 256,
> # 0x100)DIED. FAILED test 84
> # Failed 1/158 tests, 99.37% okay
> Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail List of Failed
> t/canvas.t 1 256 158 1 84
> (37 subtests UNEXPECTEDLY SUCCEEDED), 2 tests and 161 subtests
> Failed 1/62 test scripts. 1/3686 subtests failed.
> Files=62, Tests=3686, 126 wallclock secs (35.82 cusr + 8.77 csys =
> 44.59 CPU)
> Failed 1/62 test programs. 1/3686 subtests failed.
> What is the best strategy at this point? I can think of several
> possibilities though there are doubtless more:
> 1. I can probably update the module by forcing the install. If the test
> failure is a known issue, for example, this is probably the best
> option unless it was not a problem in earlier versions, of course.
> 2. I could forcibly move the items left by the package at /Library/Perl
> into the correct locations, overwriting what is already there. (This
> would be easy to do following the script from the package.)
> 3. I could stick with my current version of Tk (which seems to be what
> is probably the previous one i.e. ...027 rather than ...028).
> 4. I could try a better suggestion, though this would unfortunately have
> to be supplied by somebody else.
> If I do 1 or 3, I'll obviously delete the detritus at /Library/Perl and
> if I do 2, I'll delete the items not relevant to my architecture.
> Any advice would be very welcome.
> System info:
> - Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10 18:26:00 PDT 2007;
> - perl 5.8.6 (provided by Apple, augmented by cpan)
> I also wondered whether the installer should have told me what had
> happened/what it did not install and/or tidied up after itself in
> /Library/Perl. It is a little disconcerting to see what has actually
> been done and not done given the "successful" installation.
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