Bug 428712 - Missing versioned interpreter
Missing versioned interpreter
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-14 14:24 EST by Wart
Modified: 2008-01-15 08:55 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: tcl-8.5.0-6.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-01-15 08:55:36 EST
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Description Wart 2008-01-14 14:24:21 EST
Description of problem:
The package installs a  /usr/bin/tclsh binary, but no longer includes the binary
with the version number:  /usr/bin/tclsh8.5

This causes problems with some legacy applications that hard-code the version
number into the script itself.

tcl should install /usr/bin/tclsh8.5 as the actual binary, and make
/usr/bin/tclsh a link to /usr/bin/tclsh8.5, just as it did for tcl 8.4

The same is true for tk.  tk should install the binary as wish8.5, and make
/usr/bin/wish a link to wish8.5.
Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-01-15 03:07:25 EST
Hm, in packaging draft:



package require Tcl 8.5

Comment 2 Wart 2008-01-15 08:01:47 EST
For Tcl extensions/applications, yes.  But Tcl itself should still provide both
the versioned and unversioned binary name for backwards compatibility with third
party applications that are not packaged as part of Fedora.

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