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Bug 104579 - Need for libtcl.so.0 and libtk.so.0
Need for libtcl.so.0 and libtk.so.0
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 101678
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tcltk (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Bill Huang
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Reported: 2003-09-17 11:19 EDT by Olle Liljenzin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:58:36 EST
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Description Olle Liljenzin 2003-09-17 11:20:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
A program using tcltk and is linked on RH8 or earlier will require libtcl.so.0 
and libtk.so.0

The libraries in taroon-beta are installed with the names libtcl8.3.so and 

The program will not run on taroon-beta since the expected libraries are not 

On RH8 there are softlinks /usr/lib/libtcl8.3.so->libtcl.so.0 
and /usr/lib/libtk8.3.so->libtk.so.0, but not on taroon-beta, thus it does not 
help to link with the options '-ltk8.3 -ltcl8.3'.

We need a way to link a program so that it can run on both RH8 and Enterprise 
Linux, which is not possible now.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tk-8.3.5-90, tcl-8.3.5-90

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1."readelf -d /usr/lib/libtcl8.3.so|grep SONAME"
2."readelf -d /usr/lib/libtk8.3.so|grep SONAME"

Actual Results:  RH8:


Expected Results:  The output should't differ

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-09-18 02:48:05 EDT
I suggest you either build on Taroon, in which case your executable will
be linked against /usr/lib/lib{tcl,tk}8.3.so and run on RHL 8.0, or create
/usr/lib/lib{tcl,tk}.so.0 symlinks on Taroon to run a binary built on 8.0.

Please see the duplicate bug for more details.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101678 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:58:36 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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