Bug 438451 - "Application init failed ... This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly."
Summary: "Application init failed ... This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed pr...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcltk
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcela Mašláňová
QA Contact: Bill Huang
URL: http://blog.revragnarok.com/blog/wiki...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-21 00:04 UTC by RevRagnarok
Modified: 2008-04-02 22:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-04-02 22:09:12 UTC

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Description RevRagnarok 2008-03-21 00:04:23 UTC
Description of problem:
The autopath of tcl is not properly being set to something reasonable like
"/usr/share/tcl8.4/tcl8.4" but instead odd-ball things like

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Whenever I tried running a tcl/tk installer that I cannot share
Actual results:
"Application init failed ... This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed

Expected results:
Installer to run.

Additional info:
My ugly solution is found at the URL. But to repeat:
mkdir -p /build/xfndry8/J.36/env/TDS/Tcl/dist/export/lib
cd /build/xfndry8/J.36/env/TDS/Tcl/dist/export/lib
ln -s /usr/share/tcl8.4/tcl8.4 /build/xfndry8/J.36/env/TDS/Tcl/dist/export/lib
cd /usr/lib
mv tk8.4 tk8.4_orig
ln -s /usr/share/tk8.4 tk8.4
cp tk8.4_orig/pkgIndex.tcl tk8.4

Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-03-21 08:21:13 UTC
Could you be more precise with steps to reproduce?

We don't support tcl/tk for years. What's tcl/tk installer? Yum install it in
normal path "/usr/share/tcl8.4".

Comment 2 RevRagnarok 2008-03-21 09:42:11 UTC
The installer is a program I got from another company to install their software
that happened to be written in tcl/tk. That was just what I happened to be
executing, sorry for the confusion.

Yum installs into /usr/share/tcl8.4, however the tclsh and wish shells don't
look there, instead they are looking at some weird directory
"/build/xfndry8/J.36/env/TDS/Tcl/dist/export/lib" almost like the rpm build
scripts are broken.

Comment 3 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-03-25 14:22:29 UTC
I read your blogspot ;-) As you are saying, you are using third party program. I
can't test it. Fedora paths are a little different from other distro tcl paths,
because we want libraries in lib and share objects in share. 
But as you can see on my F-8, I can't avoid your problem:
[root@somewhere]# tclsh
% puts $auto_path
/usr/share/tcl8.4 /usr/share /usr/lib /usr/lib/tcl8.4
% exit
[root@somewhere]# rpm -q tcl tk

Did you try to reinstall tcl? Couldn't be this path added with some tcl module?

Comment 4 RevRagnarok 2008-04-02 22:09:12 UTC
I now see recognize the xfndry8 and J.38 part - it's the Xilinx 8 software that
hosed up my install. Sorry!

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