[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] texdoc, was: Microtypography?
bvoisin at mac.com
Wed May 10 05:45:52 EDT 2006
Le 9 mai 06 à 13:19, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> You need to install a real bunch of software!
> It's just one Perl "module" -- but it's vast. To start with: 'sudo -
> H cpan install perltk' ...
> You will be asked many questions before, then the cpan programme
> will fetch, out-pack, configure, make, check, and install the
> module and all other Perl modules that might be needed as pre-
> requisites. It will create its own tree of files and directories in
> root's home directory, i.e. /var/root/.cpan. (I have there over 100
> When you invoke 'sudo cpan ...' cpan will create in your home
> directory the .cpan tree, completely owned by root. Cpan seems to
> be a bit stupid compared to Fink or Darwinports: it does not seem
> to automatically update a package that has changed, although it
> first fetches from the CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network)
> the newest module descriptions -- or I missed something.
Well, things are not working as smoothly as expected. After looking
for Perl/Tk on the web <http://www.perltk.org/>, I decided to give
the installation a try.
However, after entering in Terminal "sudo -H cpan -i perltk" and
answering "no" at the first prompt to get autoconfiguration, here's
what I get after some time:
Going to read /var/root/.cpan/sources/modules/03modlist.data.gz
Going to write /var/root/.cpan/Metadata
Warning: Cannot install perltk, don't know what it is.
Try the command
to find objects with matching identifiers.
and there was also some warnings like:
Warning: lynx not found in PATH
Where is your lynx program? 
Warning: wget not found in PATH
Where is your wget program? 
Warning: ncftpget not found in PATH
Where is your ncftpget program? 
Warning: ncftp not found in PATH
Where is your ncftp program? 
Warning: gpg not found in PATH
Where is your gpg program? 
Things are getting too technical at his stage (and the number of
required installations too large), and I would just like to uninstall
all remnants of the failed installation. However, even after "sudo
cd /var/root" it seems one can't enter into /var/root to suppress the
directory .cpan/ there:
legimc11:/var brunovoisin$ sudo cd /var/root
I would hate to have to move to NetInfo Manager and activate the root
user just for that. Is there another way to erase /var/root/.cpan/?
It's possible "sudo rm -r /var/root/.cpan" would just work, but I'm
not ready to try anything in root's private territory before being
sure it's absolutely safe!
The page <http://www.perltk.org/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=28> has other instructions,
namely to download Tk-804.027.tar.gz from <http://search.cpan.org/~ni-
s/Tk-804.027/>, uncompress and unarchive, move to the directory
Tk-804.027 then run:
However, given this directory includes README files for many OSes but
not OS X, I suspect this wouldn't work on OS X?
Finally, it seems one Qt implementation of Perl/Tk, named Pq, has
been released recently:
Given Qt has now an Aqua version (but apparently Pq doesn't compile
on OS X yet), this seems to leave hope for an Aqua Qt GUI for
texdoctk at some point in the future?
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