[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008
Dr. Clea F. Rees
cfrees at imapmail.org
Thu Sep 4 18:47:34 EDT 2008
On 04/09/08, you seem to have written:
> 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:
> %tlmgr --help
You're quite right. I should have said I wanted to install the GUI
interface and therefore ran the installer from the folder etc.
> 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
> %tlmgr --gui
I know this is what it is meant to do. But things don't work quite as
cleanly if you already have an older version of the Tk module for Perl
installed. Then the installer leaves the new versions with their
temporary names in /Library/Perl rather than installing them.
>> 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.
>> ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------
>> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
>> List Reminders and Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/
>> List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
>> TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/
>> List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
Dr. Clea F. Rees
ReesC17 at cardiff.ac.uk
cfrees at imapmail.org
More information about the MacOSX-TeX