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

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Fri Jan 8 22:56:04 CET 2010

"GSK" == Geoffrey S Knauth <geoff at knauth.org>

    GSK> I tried (and eventually succeeded) updating TeXLive on my
    GSK> Mac from 2008 to 2009.  TeXLive said I didn't have
    GSK> perl/tk, so I used MacPorts to install it.  Then when I
    GSK> ran sudo install-tl --gui=wizard, I got a segfault.  I
    GSK> figured it must be some incompatibility between the
    GSK> version of Perl used by TeXLive and the version used by
    GSK> Macports (v5.8.9).

The problem is that the default Perl build in MacPorts doesn't
include shared libraries, but Tk needs them; you can build them by
adding the +shared variant to your build line.  See
http://trac.macports.org/ticket/18391 for details.


  Claire Connelly                              cmc at math.hmc.edu
  Systems Administrator                          (909) 621-8754
  Department of Mathematics                 Harvey Mudd College

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