Nobody has successfully compiled and installed the Tk perl module version 804.029 on Mac OS X -- probably ever!
What might be called an authoritative report is at ActiveState, in their Perl Package Manager online index page for Tk (http:// code.activestate.com/ppm/Tk/).
Go to that page and you will see that they have not successfully built either 804.029 or 804.028 for Perl 5.8, 5.10, 5.12, or 5.14! If anybody could build it, one would think that the people who maintain ActiveState's perl repository could do so.
There is a basic error in the Makefile for the png sub-library, an invalid combination of gcc options that stops the make cold, "cpan force install" can't get over it.
I have no idea where this should be reported -- since it has been reported multiple places multiple times over 15 months with no result, it appears that perl/Tk is simply dead on the Mac platform and has been for a year.
On Aug 16, 5:12 pm, davecortesi <davecort...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nobody has successfully compiled and installed the Tk perl module > version 804.029 on Mac OS X -- probably ever!
Nor can you install it with `cpan` on linux. And the patch is available, the Linux distros can create a package and install it via their package manager(s). Not good if you are using perlbrew to run the latest and greatest version of perl. A sad state of affairs.