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PerlTk - Xquartz cut-n-paste broken?

by cmv (Chaplain)
on Mar 15, 2013 at 20:40 UTC ( #1023774=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
cmv has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks-

This used to work a while ago, now isn't working (for me at least). I'm running on MacOSX Mountain Lion, and want to cut-n-paste to/from the clipboard. I run the following one-liner:

perl -MTk -e "MainWindow->new->Scrolled('Text')->pack; MainLoop();"
Enter some text into the text window, then highlight characters, then right-click Edit->Copy, the clipboard doesn't seem to be getting the highlighted characters loaded.

If I copy from some other Xquartz window, the clipboard gets loaded, and I can paste that into the Perl-Tk Text widget and/or other Xquartz windows. I just don't seem to be able to load the clipboard.

What am I doing wrong? My initial searching hasn't turned up anything useful (apologies up front if this turns out to be a no-brainer).

perl -v

This is perl, v5.8.8 built for darwin



3-17-2013 UPDATE: It appears there is a version incompatibility somewhere within my perl environment. I went on a MacMini and using the existing perl 5.12, built and installed Tk, and things work fine. Backtracking on the original system to see where the issue lies.

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