Bug 446862 - BLT graphics not functional in fedora 9
Summary: BLT graphics not functional in fedora 9
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: blt
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sergio Pascual
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
: 447690 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-05-16 14:45 UTC by Sergio Pascual
Modified: 2008-07-26 05:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.4-28.z.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-11 04:38:27 UTC


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Description Sergio Pascual 2008-05-16 14:45:27 UTC
Description of problem
I was testing ds9 in fedora 9. The version  of ds9 in f8 and f9 is  ds9-5.1-4
In f9 ds9 fails to start with the following message:

Error in startup script: invalid command name "blt::graph"
    while executing
"blt::graph $ds9(main).horz  -title {}  -width $canvas(width) -height
$graph(size)  -takefocus 0  -bd 0 -relief flat  -rightmargin $graph(gap,x)
-leftm..."
    (procedure "CreateGraphs" line 7)
    invoked from within
"CreateGraphs"
    (file "/usr/share/ds9/src/ds9.tcl" line 1514)

After some research, I found this page: http://wiki.tcl.tk/199
It says that loading BLT after Tk loads the full interface (including
blt::graph) but loading alone loads only BLTLite, with only the commands that
can be used in tcl.


But with  blt 2.4 these are my results:
promt> tclsh
 % package require BLT
 2.4
 % info commands blt::*
 ::blt::tree ::blt::crc32 ::blt::bltdebug ::blt::bgexec ::blt::spline
::blt::vector ::blt::watch


promt> tclsh
 % package require Tk
 8.5.1
 % package require BLT
 2.4
 % info commands blt::*
 ::blt::tree ::blt::crc32 ::blt::bltdebug ::blt::bgexec ::blt::spline
::blt::vector ::blt::watch

I get the same commands, no clue of blt::graph

Comment 1 Sergio Pascual 2008-05-18 21:07:54 UTC
Some more testing. I've been testing the demos in the demo dir of blt. They seem
to work in fedora 8 with tcl 8.4, but they don't work in fedora 9.
Just one example, spline.tcl fails with this output:

Error in startup script: unknown namespace in import pattern "blt::tile::*"
    while executing
"namespace import -force blt::tile::*"
    invoked from within
"if { $tcl_version >= 8.0 } {
    namespace import blt::*
    namespace import -force blt::tile::*
}"
    (file "./spline.tcl" line 23)

Definitively, there's something wrong with blt in fedora 9

Comment 2 Sergio Pascual 2008-05-21 07:39:13 UTC
*** Bug 447690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Sergio Pascual 2008-05-21 07:41:45 UTC
Changing severity to high, as this breaks ds9 in fedora 9

Comment 4 Takanori MATSUURA 2008-05-26 07:27:55 UTC
Is this site helps us?

http://reddog.s35.xrea.com/wiki/A%20Stub-enabled%20BLT2.4z%20for%20Windows.html

Comment 5 Takanori MATSUURA 2008-05-26 07:29:21 UTC
Or this site?
http://jos.decoster.googlepages.com/bltfortk8.5.2

Comment 6 Sergio Pascual 2008-05-27 08:32:41 UTC
Compilation of  the tarball from #5 failled.

There's also a new blt version 3.0 in sourceforge's blt cvs. I could compile it,
but it isn't working nonetheless.

Comment 7 Sergio Pascual 2008-05-29 22:48:07 UTC
I have managed to build the code from #5. I'm going to produce a patch and
create a new release of blt

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-05-29 22:54:16 UTC
blt-2.4-28.z.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-05-31 02:12:40 UTC
blt-2.4-28.z.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update blt'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4710

Comment 10 Takanori MATSUURA 2008-06-03 02:17:34 UTC
I have tested blt-2.4-28.z.fc9 and basically works fine.
But some examples and demos returns segmentation fault.

We hope newer version of BLT which supports Tcl/Tk 8.5 will be released.

Many thanks.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-06-11 04:38:25 UTC
blt-2.4-28.z.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-07-26 05:55:11 UTC
blt-2.4-28.z.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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