On Nov 27, 2005, at 05:09, gnuplot-beta-request@...
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 09:47:37 -0500
> From: Jeremy Conlin <jeremit0@...>
> To: gnuplot-beta@...
> Subject: Error using Aqua Term with gnuplot 4.1
> I have an Apple PowerBook running OS 10.4. I just installed gnuplot
> version 4.1 because I need to plot errorbars with histeps. I only had
> one problem with the installation but was able to get around it. The
> problem was in the LaTeX tutorial and I simply disabled it. Now when
> I run gnuplot, every time it tries to plot, Aqua Term opens but a
> window never opens and a plot is never displayed. I finally get an
> error that says:
> 2005-11-26 09:00:16.828 gnuplot *** Uncaught exception:
> <NSInvalidReceivePortException> connection went invalid while waiting
> for a reply
> Trace/BPT trap
Just FYI, this has been resolved off-list as Jeremy contacted me
In case the problem pops up again, here is an explanation and solution:
The problem was caused by having two versions a AquaTerm/libaquaterm
installed in different places, one installed by a package-manager
(Fink) and the other by the official installer from
The Fink version of libaquaterm got picked up by gnuplot's configure
since Fink adds itself at the beginning of the path, which is not a
problem in itself, but the env var AQUATERM_APP was used to
explicitly select *the other* installment of AquaTerm at runtime.
The solution is to either 1) unset AQUATERM_APP and go with the Fink
version, or 2) remove/hide Fink's version of libaquaterm from configure.