[GRASSLIST:5222] Re: mac OS X readme

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Fri Dec 13 05:07:35 EST 2002

Hi Wouter and MacOSX/GRASS users,

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 02:36:15PM -0500, wouter.buytaert at yucom.be wrote:
> Hello,
> as Markus asked some time ago, I revised the macOS X readme file, that I
> attached here (for Markus). I also tried to install GRASS using the
> packages, and I have some remarks. Maybe someone who knows more about OS X
> and tcl/tk...
> The use of the native (aqua) tcl/tk packages is very nice. However, I found
> some glitches:
> - The OSX-BG.gif file is lacking. Without it the native tcl/tk does not start.
> Of course, you can make a blank gif which works too...
> - The second time you open a window in tcl/tk it fails with the message "error:
> window name "frameosx_bg" already exists in parent" and you have to restart
> the tcltk interface.
> - NVIZ fails because "can't open library: /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib"
> which indeed is not included in the native osx tcl/tk packages. So you should
> install the X-version as well? I will try to figure it out later...
> - the tcltk_macosX_lib.tar.gz and tcltkbin_macosX.tar.gz on the grass website
> contain an 8.0 version that does not work with the grass package. Maybe better
> to remove them and let people install the complete recent version?
> If I'm receiving answers on some of these questions on the mailing list,
> I will add them to the readme.

your README.html I have uploaded to the web site, thanks for the updated.
Please keep me informed about possible tcl/tk updated.

Does anyone have a MacOSX tctk package which works with NVIZ?

I will remove the current 8.0 version from the web site as requested.

Thanks again,


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