[tex-live] segfault on mac after using perl/tk from macports

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Dec 26 17:30:47 CET 2009

Hi Geoffrey,

On Sat, 26 Dec 2009, Geoffrey S. Knauth wrote:
> I tried (and eventually succeeded) updating TeXLive on my Mac from 2008 to 2009.  TeXLive said I didn't have perl/tk, so I used MacPorts to install it.  Then when I ran sudo install-tl --gui=wizard, I got a segfault.  I figured it must be some incompatibility between the version of Perl used by TeXLive and the version used by Macports (v5.8.9).  My Mac's "normal" (/usr/bin/perl) Perl is v5.10.0.  I downloaded Tk-804.028_501 from CPAN and installed that using the "normal" Perl.  At that point sudo install-tl --gui=perltk ran fine.  Just thought others might care if this happens to them.

That has nothing to do with TeX Live itself, because for Mac we do NOT
ship any perl.

The problem is with the Perl/Tk shipped my macports, not with TL.

But it is good to know that you solved it.

You could take a look at MacTeX which polishes all that up.

Best wishes


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