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Installing Tk on OSX


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I am having trouble installing Tk. I have followed the instructions using Perlbrew and installed Perl v5.16, Tk-804.027. When I run perl -e "use Tk" I am getting "Can't locate Tk/Event.pm in @INC "
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I am having trouble installing Tk. I have followed the instructions using Perlbrew and installed Perl v5.16, Tk-804.027. When I run perl -e "use Tk" I am getting "Can't locate Tk/Event.pm in @INC "
You updated your .bash_profile, right? I ask because that is close to the error I get when trying to install Tk on the OSX supplied perl.

As to Tk, I just installed both Perlbrew and Tk on a new laptop without error.

The command, "which perl" will confirm it.
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Yes, I did update .bash_profile

I am getting errors in the make process. I think I have no option but to go to Apple support.

Thanks for your input.
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Do you have either Xcode or (much smaller) GCC-10.x.pkg installed? Otherwise Perlbrew will definitely choke on the make process, since there is otherwise no C compiler available to build anything.
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Yes, Xcode appears to be installed.
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My bad. Sorry, don't know why I didn't remember, but once I got home and on my programming system, I pulled up my notes. I couldn't get Tk-804.027 installed on Mountain Lion, either. Lots of make errors.

I downloaded Tk-804.030 and that worked. I also have a note that make failed with a different error the first time, but when I issued a "make clean" then started the process again, it completed. Make test, didn't work for some reason I didn't log, but Tk has been working fine with Perlbrew on both a Pro and an Air. (Both with ML)
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Thank you for your comments. I will try installing Tk-804.030 when I get home, some time next week.

Appreciate your input.
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Here is a better way, if you are on Mountain Lion. Haven't tested it on Mavericks yet. Never could make it work on Lion and previous versions.

login as root in a terminal session and issue the command...

cpan -i Tk


Thats it. It loaded Perl Tk fine on my ML laptop. Just for grins, I tried it again on an old DVD player with Snow Leopard and on a very old Mini with Leopard. Still didn't work.

If someone tries it on Mavericks and it works (or doesn't), please post.
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