Very puzzled - ppm claims Tk doesn't exist

Posted by dcortesi on 2011-08-15 16:02
Forums: PPM | OS: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

On Mac OS 10.6.8 (snow leopard) I installed Active Perl and did the ln -s thing so that "which perl" and "which ppm" say they are in /Users/me/bin -- all well and good. But I need the Tk module. Oops:

$ ppm install Tk
ppm install failed: Can't find any package that provides Tk

When I use the online PPM Index web page here, it shows me Tk 804.29, big as can be. But when I run ppm interactively it syncs its database and then shows me only some Tk support modules (e.g. Tk-Browser) and something called Tkx. So where is Tk?

Thanks

Dave Cortesi

dcortesi | Tue, 2011-08-16 12:59

Re-checking the online PPM Index (http://code.activestate.com/ppm/Tk/) I see that for my platform, Mac OS X, this build failed. And clicking its details, I see that it failed in exactly the same way that the CPAN install of the same module fails, with a compile error that has been around for a year.