[tex-live] tex-live Digest, Vol 66, Issue 45

Artemio Gonzalez Lopez artemio at fis.ucm.es
Mon Jul 21 20:10:47 CEST 2008

On Jul 21, 2008, at 12:00 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM, George N. White III wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Artemio Gonzalez Lopez wrote:
>>> "tlmgr --gui update" (or any other action, for that matter) makes  
>>> perl
>>> crash  with a bus error in Mac OS X 10.5.4 (on my 3.06 GHz iMac,  
>>> running the
>>> TeXLive 2008-07-18 distribution updated via rsync); see the crash  
>>> report
>>> below for more details. FWIW, the perl/tk distribution I'm using was
>>> installed via MacPorts (it's the p5-tk package).
>> I also get a bus error from "tlmgr --gui" on OS X 10.5.4 using  
>> perl5 from
>> macports, but have not had time to investigate.   I did, however,  
>> see some
>> failed tests with p5-tk, and the crash report also points to Tk, so  
>> when
>> I do get time I want to run the Perl::Tk tests again.   It may be  
>> some
>> small comfort to know that your pain is shared by others.
> I still have OS X 10.4 and Perl/Tk (and consequently TL installer)
> works here, though it was a pain installing it. (I had to install X11,
> which already comes with 10.5, and I forgot what I did to install
> other perl bindings, but I probably did it with fink, by manually
> running some CPAN installs and with some other tricks to make external
> libraries work.)
> I suspect that there's a problem with your system (not implying that
> it's your fault, just a slightly broken package)
> Try if this hello world works. If it crashes, you need to blame your
> installation, but I have no idea where to start looking for the fault.
> If it doesn't ... well ... then I'm even more confused.
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> use Tk;
> use strict;
> use warnings;
> my $mw = new MainWindow;
> $mw->title( 'Hello' );
> $mw->Label( -text => 'Hello World' )->pack;
> $mw->Button( -text => "Done", -command => sub { exit } )->pack;
> MainLoop;
> Mojca

Thanks a lot everybody for your almost instant help. Mojca, I did run  
your "hello world" perl/tk script, and it indeed crashed with a bus  
error, so I guess my Perl/Tk distribution is somehow broken. As I  
said, I installed Perl/Tk via MacPort's p5-tk package, whose info says  
the following:

p5-tk 804.028, perl/p5-tk (Variants: universal)
Library Dependencies: perl5.8, tk, p5-term-readkey

Does this makes sense as a viable Perl-Tk distribution, or is  
something else needed?

Thanks again,


Artemio Gonzalez-Lopez
email:    artemio at fis.ucm.es
URL:      http://jacobi.fis.ucm.es/artemio

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