Gnutplot and aquaterm – was working but now isn't

Martin Dove mtd10 at
Fri Apr 23 09:28:15 PDT 2010

Hello everyone. I have developed a problem with macports gnuplot and aquaterm. It was running nicely a couple of weeks ago, but things installed with macports stopped working after the recent security update (I have Snow Leopard fully updated, including the last Xcode updates). I have reinstalled all my macports applications (three times now) and have no joy.

So, I have installed first aquaterm, then gnuplot. Then I launch gnuplot and get

$ gnuplot

       G N U P L O T
       Version 4.2 patchlevel 5 
       last modified Mar 2009
       System: Darwin 10.3.0

       Copyright (C) 1986 - 1993, 1998, 2004, 2007 - 2009
       Thomas Williams, Colin Kelley and many others

       Type `help` to access the on-line reference manual.
       The gnuplot FAQ is available from

       Send bug reports and suggestions to

Terminal type set to 'aqua'
gnuplot> plot sin(x)

It starts up aquaterm, but nothing happens; I don't even get a line feed. On the other hand, if I launch gnuplot and set term x11, then I get a nice plot working in the x11 window. So the problem is the interaction with aquaterm.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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