Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147261
tkcvs for the x86_64 platform fails on the x86_64 platform
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
Description of problem:
On a 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 system,
running tkcvs fails with this error:
Error in startup script: invalid command name "get_cde_params"
(file "/usr/bin/tkcvs" line 1)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install the tkcvs-7.2.1-1.noarch.rpm from x86_64 Fedora-Extras
and then invoke the command, tkcvs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On an up-to-date, properly set up AMD64 system, use yum
to install tkcvs FROM THE x86_64 Fedroa-Extras REPOSITORY.
2. Enter the command, tkcvs
The command, tkcvs, fails with the error noted above.
The tkcvs main menu should be displayed.
The tkcvs-7.2.1-1.noarch.rpm package FROM THE x86_64
REPOSITORY, stores the components in /usr/lib64/tkcvs
as opposed to /usr/lib/tkcvs. This might be the reason
for the failure. To try to get tkcvs to work, I installed
the tkcvs-7.2.1-1.noarch.rpm FROM THE i386 REPOSITORY,
and the failure did not occur.
The tkcvs noarch is now in Extras for x86_64.
tkcvs still fails on the x86_64 platform.
To get tkcvs to work correctly on the x86_64 platform,
the i386 version of tkcvs must be installed there.
One other note about the latest tkcvs rpm is that now
two dependencies have been added that weren't there before:
Either version of tkcvs (x86_64 or i386) now requires both
tcl-devel and tk-devel. In fact, neither of these "devel"
packages is needed by tkcvs.
Observing that not one other tkcvs user has commented that
tkcvs fails on the x86_64 platform, I will suspend further
activity on this bug. I might resume the pursuit of this
bug, should any other tkcvs user finds the same failure.
Thanks for looking at this bug.
Please try to build this:
on x86_64, and report how it works.
Aurelien, Thorsten, could either of you please assist?
The srpm in comment 3 builds fine here on x86_64. When I run tkcvs, the window
appears. Do you need any more testing ?
tkcvs-7.2.2-2.noarch.rpm is out since Feb 20 -- is this bug still valid or can
it be closed?
Sorry for the delay in trying tkcvs-7.2.2-2.noarch.rpm.
After installing tkcvs-7.2.2-2.noarch.rpm on a x86_64
system, the bug is gone and the tkcvs window appears
Apparantly, I failed to notice that on Feb. 20, a new
version of tkcvs was available. I saw it every day on
the list of updates produced by yum, but made sure to
EXCLUDE tkcvs when updating systems here.
Thank you for updating tkcvs, and for the (gentle) reminder
that a new version was available.
Please close this bug.