Texdoctk Issue

Keiran Harcombe kjharcombe at hey.com
Fri Apr 16 21:09:19 CEST 2021

Hi Karl,

I managed to fix it. I got perl installed when I got that error. I then
installed XQuartz and forced cpanm to install Tk which appears to have

Perhaps it’s something I could look into developing further as I’m
always looking for a new challenge ;)

Kind Regards,
Keiran Harcombe

On April 16, 2021, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> Hi Keiran,
>  texdoctk program on my Mac
> texdoctk has not seen any serious development in many years. I guess
> it should still, more or less, kind of, sort of, work, but I suggest
> simply running "texdoc", or its online front end at
> https://texdoc.net.
> If you're looking for a local GUI (as opposed to terminal) program,
> though, I guess texdoctk is still the only one.
>  'YAML' not installed, 
> cpan -i YAML, although this is not the problem.
>  Cannot find
>  '/System/Library/Perl/5.28/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/perl.h'
>  have you installed /usr/bin/perl?
> Do you indeed have perl?
> Assuming yes, this incompatibility between the Tk on CPAN and perl on
> your Mac does not seem easily solvable to me. All I can think of to
> suggest is to install your own Perl and use it instead of whatever
> Apple
> is providing. Aside from general web searches for the above error
> message, etc. This has nothing to do with texdoctk in particular,
> evidently it's a general problem with Tk.
> Sorry,
> Karl
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