Suggestion to make "-gui tcl" default installer option (at least on macOS)

Enrico Gregorio enrico.gregorio at
Sun Mar 3 15:02:05 CET 2019

> On 3 Mar 2019, at 14:51 , Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at> wrote:
> Hi,
> What do you think about making "-gui tcl" the default option for
> installer, at least on the Mac? Windows is already using GUI by
> default.
> With Perl/Tk this would have been a bit of a problem due to strange
> dependencies, but on the Mac Tcl/Tk comes with the OS. I'm not exactly
> sure what's the earliest version that would properly support it, but I
> tested in on 10.6 (the oldest one currently supported with binaries)
> and it seems to work fine there.
> (Of course one would need to make sure that there is some display
> attached, so that the gui doesn't fire up when working via ssh.)

I concur. Running 

sudo ./install-tl -gui

produces warnings about Tk missing in Perl, whereas

sudo ./install-tl -gui tcl

works out of the box.


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