[Ifeffit] Athena installation

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Tue Jan 29 07:30:24 CST 2008

On Tuesday 29 January 2008 06:42:55 cserhati csaba wrote:
> Dear All,
> I installed the horae66 package on SUSE Linux 10.2.
> Everything went well, Artemis and Hephaestus works, but when I try to
> use Athena, I get the following message:
> unknown color name "Helvetica -12 bold" at
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/Tk/Submethods.pm
> line 37.
> which looks like true, since 'Helvetica -12 bold' is certainly not a
> color name. On the other hand I do not have any idea where to go from
> here. Could you help me out of this please.
> Regards!


What perl/Tk version are you using?  Do this at the command line:

  perl -e 'use Tk; print $Tk::VERSION, $/'

If it is not 804.027 or 804.028, you should grab the latest from
and install it.

My other worry is that your error message says "-12" -- font sizes
cannot be negative.  I don't see any place in the tarball where I
specified a negative font size, so I am suspicious of your
~/.horae/athenarc file.  The fonts section should be at the very end.
Are any ofthe fonts defined with size -12?  Or are any colors
improperly defined?  If so, simply delete (or rename or edit) the
athenarc file and try firing Athena up again.


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