[Ifeffit] Installation ifeffit-1.2.4.dmg OS X 10.2.8

Paul Fons paul-fons at aist.go.jp
Sun Oct 18 20:22:01 CDT 2009

Have you tried some of the older releases in the ifeffit project on  
SourceForge (http://sf.net).  Iffefit relies on Perl as well as PerlTK  
for the X11 based interface.  I helped make some of the earlier  
versions of the installer (the newest version iXAFS has a launcher  
included in it -- although it is still being updated for Snow Leopard)  
so I remember some of the details.  PerlTK needs to be compiled for a  
particular version of perl (which is different on each MacOS  
release).  There were also some binary compatibilities introduced in  
the perl environment at some point I recall (older binaries were not  
usable).  It is thus important to build ifeffit for each release.  You  
can download the sourcecode for ifeffit on sf.net as well and   build  
it yourself if you can't find an appropriate binary installer there  
(the appropriate PerlTK would have to be downloaded from perl.org).  
The build is fairly straightforward (you need f77 which is still out  
there on the net).  The older OS appropriate binary installer would be  
the easiest solution.  I would offer to help more, but I don't have a  
machine that can run the older OS.


On Oct 15, 2009, at 11:46 PM, Juergen Roehler wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to run Ifeffit on MacOSX 10.2.8 from ifeffit-1.2.4.dmg  
> on a Wallstreet Powerbook  (a good old companion ,,,, )
>> Ifeffit successfully installed in Applications folder
> [noname:/Applications/Ifeffit] jroehler% ls
> artemis         icons           lib             perl5            
> tkatoms
> athena          include         man             pgplot
>> XDarwin started (XFree86 4.2 installed from Fink, runs fine for  
>> other X applications)
>> Click the perl scripts athena or friends, or run them explicitly  
>> with perl 5.6 - athena & friends won´t start. Asked to choose a  
>> program. Which one?
>> Try to start from terminal: [noname:/Applications/Ifeffit] jroehler 
>> % ./athena
> Can't locate Tk.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /sw/lib/perl5/5.6.0/ 
> darwin /sw/lib/perl5/5.6.0 /sw/lib/perl5/darwin /sw/lib/perl5 /sw/ 
> lib/perl5/darwin /System/Library/Perl/darwin /System/Library/Perl / 
> Library/Perl/darwin /Library/Perl /Library/Perl /Network/Library/ 
> Perl/darwin /Network/Library/Perl /Network/Library/Perl .) at ./ 
> athena line 53.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./athena line 53.
> Well, the *.pm´s and everything else is in /Applications/Ifeffit/lib/ 
> perl5 or /Applications/Ifeffit/, being not in the search tree.
> Don´t want to modify the system architecture copying /lib/perl5 and  
> the other stuff to somewhere else.
> How to modify the scripts athena & friends. Other solutions? Would  
> like to start jsut from the icons.
> Thanks in advance.
> Juergen
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