Bug 100904 - package requires Tk fails in tclsh
Summary: package requires Tk fails in tclsh
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcltk
Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Bill Huang
Depends On:
Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-26 22:21 UTC by Joel
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-02-26 08:15:20 UTC
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Description Joel 2003-07-26 22:21:21 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030703 Galeon/1.3.7

Description of problem:
There is a mis-build with tcl for finding TK.  This 
becomes manifest with i8kmon in the i8kutils (freshrpms).

According to the i8kmon man page:

On some Linux distributions i8kmon exits with an error like this:
              can�t find package Tk
                  while executing
              "package require Tk"
This is not a bug in  i8kmon.  It  means  that  Tcl/Tk  files  are  not
installed  correctly on your system and the Tk library can�t be dynamically
loaded from Tcl. In this case you can run i8kmon  with  the command:
              wish /usr/bin/i8kmon -- [options...]
and in the readme from debian:

You should also report the bug to the maintainer of the Tcl/Tk package
included in your Linux distribution. A quick fix for the problem could
also be adding the following line to /usr/lib/tk8.3/pkgIndex.tcl:

    package ifneeded Tk 8.3 [list load "/usr/lib/libtk8.3.so.1" Tk]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8.3.5 90.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type i8kmon

Actual Results:  $ i8kmon
can't find package Tk
    while executing
"package require Tk"
    (procedure "make_ui" line 15)
    invoked from within
    (procedure "main" line 4)
    invoked from within
    invoked from within
"if {$tcl_interactive == 0} {
    vwait exit
    (file "/usr/bin/i8kmon" line 670)

Expected Results:  program runs

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-08-10 03:33:24 UTC
It sounds reasonable enough, except tk-8.3.5 doesn't seem to come with
pkgIndex.tcl file afaict.

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2003-11-28 12:51:04 UTC
Fixed in the new tcl and tk 8.4 package just built.

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