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Last change on this file since 785d6d2f was 785d6d2f, checked in by Larry Lawrence <larry@…>, 17 years ago

upgraded notes to cautions on tcl & tk

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY tcl-download-http "http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/tcl/tcl&tcl-version;-src.tar.gz">
8<!ENTITY tcl-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.us.xemacs.org/pub/tcl/tcl8_4/tcl&tcl-version;-src.tar.gz">
9<!ENTITY tcl-size "3.5 MB">
10<!ENTITY tcl-buildsize "34 MB">
11<!ENTITY tcl-time "0.27 SBU">
12]>
13
14<sect1 id="tcl" xreflabel="Tcl-&tcl-version;">
15<sect1info>
16<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
17<date>$Date$</date>
18</sect1info>
19<?dbhtml filename="tcl.html"?>
20<title>Tcl-&tcl-version;</title>
21
22<sect2>
23<title>Introduction to <application>Tcl</application></title>
24
25<para>The <application>Tcl</application> package contains the Tool Command
26Language, a robust general-purpose scripting language.</para>
27
28<sect3><title>Package information</title>
29<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
30<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
31url="&tcl-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
32<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
33url="&tcl-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Download size: &tcl-size;</para></listitem>
35<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required:
36&tcl-buildsize;</para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
38&tcl-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
39</sect3>
40
41</sect2>
42
43<sect2>
44<title>Installation of <application>Tcl</application></title>
45
46<note><para>This package is also installed in <acronym>LFS</acronym> during
47the bootstrap phase. The significant difference between the two installations
48(other than installing to <filename class="directory">/usr</filename>) is the
49package is installed in such a way that there is no need to keep the build
50directory around after installation.</para></note>
51
52<para>Install <application>Tcl</application> by running the following
53commands:</para>
54
55<screen><userinput><command>VERSION=&tcl-version; &amp;&amp;
56V=`echo $VERSION | cut -d "." -f 1,2` &amp;&amp;
57DIR=$PWD &amp;&amp;
58cd unix &amp;&amp;
59./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-threads &amp;&amp;
60make &amp;&amp;
61sed -i "s:${DIR}/unix:/usr/lib:" tclConfig.sh &amp;&amp;
62sed -i "s:${DIR}:/usr/include/tcl${V}:" tclConfig.sh &amp;&amp;
63sed -i "s,^TCL_LIB_FILE='libtcl${V}..TCL_DBGX..so',TCL_LIB_FILE=\"libtcl${V}\$\{TCL_DBGX\}.so\"," \
64 tclConfig.sh &amp;&amp;
65mv ../doc/{,Tcl_}Thread.3 &amp;&amp;
66sed -i 's/ Thread.3/ Tcl_Thread.3/' mkLinks &amp;&amp;
67make install &amp;&amp;
68install -d /usr/include/tcl${V}/unix &amp;&amp;
69install -m644 *.h /usr/include/tcl${V}/unix/ &amp;&amp;
70install -d /usr/include/tcl${V}/generic &amp;&amp;
71install -c -m644 ../generic/*.h /usr/include/tcl${V}/generic/ &amp;&amp;
72rm -f /usr/include/tcl${V}/generic/{tcl,tclDecls,tclPlatDecls}.h &amp;&amp;
73ln -nsf ../../include/tcl${V} /usr/lib/tcl${V}/include &amp;&amp;
74ln -sf libtcl${V}.so /usr/lib/libtcl.so &amp;&amp;
75ln -sf tclsh${V} /usr/bin/tclsh</command></userinput></screen>
76
77<caution><para>If you build the package as an ordinary user and then switch to
78root to install the package, ensure you set the environment variables
79<envar>V</envar> and <envar>VERSION</envar> before running the installation
80commands.</para></caution>
81
82</sect2>
83
84<sect2>
85<title>Command explanations</title>
86
87<para><parameter>--enable-threads</parameter>: This switch forces the package
88to build with thread support.</para>
89
90<para><command>sed -i ...</command>: The <application>Tcl</application>
91package assumes that the source that is used to build
92<application>Tcl</application> is always kept around for compiling packages
93that depend on <application>Tcl</application>. These <command>sed</command>'s
94remove the reference to the build directory and replace them by saner system
95wide locations.</para>
96
97<para><command>install ...</command>: These commands install the internal
98headers into a system-wide location.</para>
99
100<para><command>ln -sf ...</command>: These commands create compatibility
101symbolic links.</para>
102</sect2>
103
104<sect2>
105<title>Contents</title>
106
107<para>The <application>Tcl</application> package contains
108<command>tclsh</command>, the
109<filename class='libraryfile'>libtcl</filename> libraries and miscellaneous
110tools and scripts.</para>
111
112</sect2>
113
114<sect2><title>Description</title>
115
116<sect3><title>tclsh</title>
117<para><command>tclsh</command> is a simple shell containing the
118<application>Tcl</application> interpreter.</para></sect3>
119
120</sect2>
121
122</sect1>
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