OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

PPM opening as read-only

I have just installed ActivePerl (OS X) and am trying to add modules using ppm. I am logged in as administrator. When I start ppm, I immediately get the following message:

All activated install areas are read-only. You cannot currently install or remove packages. Try enabling the uninitialized Areas in the Preferences dialog

When I open the Preferences dialog, I get a small window that has a tab that says "Areas" and an "OK" button. There are no options to do anything in this dialog except click on OK to close the window.

PPM GUI crashing

I just installed ActivePerl and are trying to launch PPM. The GUI fires up and shows up fine. It synchronizes the database and all installed packages are shown. But when I go to do anything, like list all packages, the program crashes and the mac os x box "The application perl quit unexpectedly."

Looking at the report one can send to Apple (the full log is attached):

PID: 7090
Thread: 0
Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0xa07c5000

Does anyone know what is causing this? Is my ActivePerl installation corrupt?

Having trouble running scripts on Mac OS X. Any help?

Hey, I'm really new to the perl world, so please be kind! :)

I just got ActivePerl, and I'm just trying to run a basic script. But I can't get anything to work of any sorts whatsoever. My .pl files just appear as a normal text file, and when I click on them to open, nothing happens except the text of the file appears. That's it. Obviously I'm doing something wrong, or missing something really simple. I'm good like that. Any Mac gurus out there?

Drupal personal contact forms

Any chance you can make the drupal personal contact form feature for authorized users on by default. Folks can still elect to turn it off but at least then we can use the form instead of posting our email addresses.



Uninstalling on OSX (Tiger)

I'm trying to uninstall ActivePerl on OSX (Tiger), but there is no file in the /Library/Receipt folder for it. Can anyone give me some helping getting this uninstalled?

Manually uninstalling ActivePython on OS X

I foolishly attempted to manually delete activestate python. I need to run the pydistro.py script, but of course I've haven't got it any longer. How can I get a new copy? I'm currently unable to reinstall activestate python.

Thanks in advance,


My install log:

installer[367]: Distribution: ActiveState ActivePython
installer[367]: Starting installation:
installer[367]: Preparing volume "Macintosh HD" for installation
installer[367]: Configuring volume "Macintosh HD"
installer[367]: Preparing local booted disk

Komodo stops working after moving .app


I moved Komodo.app to a different directly on my Mac, and now it doesn't work. The menus are unresponsove and any file I open just says 'unknown' in the tab title.


This is a known issue with Komodo on OS X where, if you have already run Komodo, moving the .app application bundle will cause these problems. For now the only workaround is to open the .dmg disk image you downloaded and install a new copy of Komodo.app to the desired location.

What version of ActiveTcl will work with my Mac with an Intel processor?


What version of ActiveTcl will work with my Mac with an Intel processor?


The first version of ActiveTcl to be built natively for Intel Macs was ActiveTcl Versions before this version were built specifically for PowerPC-based Macs. It may be possible to run the PowerPC version on the Intel Macs, taking advantage of the PowerPC emulation layer in OS X; however, this tends to be quite slow. Therefore, we recommend only using the Intel-specific builds of ActiveTcl or higher on an Intel Mac.

For each build of ActiveTcl and higher there are two files. One file specifies macosx-powerpc, and is of course the build for PowerPC-based Mac OS X systems. The other file specifies macosx-ix86, and is the correct package to install on your Intel Mac.