[OS X TeX] texdoctk

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jan 27 05:20:53 EST 2006

Am 27.01.2006 um 01:43 schrieb Paul McCann:

> open a *new* terminal window and enter
>      sudo cpan
> If it's your first time using cpan you'll be asked some questions,  
> almost all of which can be given the default responses. Post that  
> (but still with the "cpan>" prompt showing) you can get to where  
> you need to be with
>      install Tk

Yes, that's the necessary procedure, but it would better if the Perl  
module would come with TeX, because the next sentence is not  
completely true:

> Sit back, relax, and hopefully enjoy the ride...

I ran into few situations where other modules were needed too, and  
there were other situations where the installation did not succeed  
because the compilation phase had errors (and every time I installed  
or updated a module this defective module was tried to install again  
and again). Could be I wanted too exotic modules for Mac OS X, but in  
my opinion cpan is still a tool for an advanced Perl user.



``How do we persuade new users that spreading fonts across the page
like peanut butter across hot toast is not necessarily the route to
typographic excellence?'' -- Peter Flynn

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