[GRASSLIST:3046] Re: Problems with TclTk Aqua

Nick Cahill ndcahill at facstaff.wisc.edu
Mon Mar 29 15:14:59 EST 2004

The binaries supplied by Lorenzo Moretti already have the proper 
version of tcl/tk. You just have to install Apple's X11 -- which has 
the Aqua interface, by the way, for whatever that's worth - rather than 
TclTKAquaBi-8.4.5. Lorenzo's work is terrific, by the way -- is there 
any way that the GRASS team could see their way to hosting his binaries 
on one or more of the official GRASS servers? They're hard to get a 
hold of because his server is so overloaded.

Nick Cahill

On Mar 29, 2004, at 1:23 PM, Colleen/Jeff Stubbs wrote:

> On Mar 29, 2004, at 12:41 PM, Glynn Clements wrote:
>> Kurt Springs wrote:
>>> I recently downloaded the GRASS 5.3 and 5.7 binaries for OS X.  I 
>>> must
>>> say that I am impressed by how they're shaping up.  I am having one
>>> problem.  I also installed TclTkAquaBi-8.4.5.  Afterwards, when I 
>>> launch
>>> GRASS 5.3, the Wish Shell crashes.
>> tcltkgrass currently requires a Unix/X11 version of Tcl/Tk; it won't
>> work with the native MacOSX/Aqua version.
>>> GRASS 5.7, on the other hand, will launch, but when I try to display 
>>> a
>>> map I get:
>>> Error:  channel "console1" wasn't open for writing
>> That error is a known symptom of running tcltkgrass with the Aqua
>> version of Tcl/Tk.
>>> Does anyone have any ideas on what is wrong and how to fix it?
>> Install a Unix/X11 version of Tcl/Tk. This can be obtained via fink,
>> although ISTR that pre-compiled binaries are available (I don't recall
>> where from, though; hopefully someone else can provide a link).
> Kurt,
> These might be want you need:
> http://tcltkaqua.sourceforge.net/8.4.5/tar/
> Look about two thirds down the page for,
> Tcl_X11-8.4.5.tar.gz
> Tk_X11-8.4.5.tar.gz
> I thought there were OSX package installers for X11 versions of Tcl/Tk 
> 8.4.5, but I can't find any links. Sorry.
> Jeff

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