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Bug 7537

Summary: tclx is improperly build rooted
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Component: tcltkAssignee: Jens Petersen <petersen>
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Version: 6.0CC: aleksey, irwin
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Description Jeff Johnson 1999-12-03 13:40:53 UTC
The bug I found is in the file ....tclX8.0.4/unix/ used by the
./configure command in that same directory


./configure then uses this file to generate the runtcl script.

Without the "/unix" string in the generated runtcl script, the tcl build
library cannot be found so the library used instead is the old version of
the installed library which in my case (a RedHat 5.2 system) was

All the best,


P.S. for Jeff Johnson <> I found the bug by using the updated
rpm-3.0.2-5.x available for RedHat 5.2 to attempt building the
tcltk-8.0.5-30 binary package from RH 6.1 tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm. (I am
fairly experienced at this general procedure for updating a 5.2 system, and
normally it works without problems.) The make terminated with an error
message indicating the runtcl command was not working.  If I insert /unix
above it works fine.  The only way I think a build would work for you
this bugfix is if you already had tcl-8.05 libraries installed.  I had the
8.0.3 libraries installed, thus, I found the problem with and
the generated runtcl.

Comment 1 irwin 1999-12-05 16:53:59 UTC
This bug was found on 5.2 but should be reported on 5.2, 6.0, and 6.1

A patch file that fixes it is

--- tcltk-8.0.5/tclX8.0.4/unix/runtcl.in_bad    Sun Dec  6 19:47:31 1998
+++ tcltk-8.0.5/tclX8.0.4/unix/        Thu Dec  2 18:24:46 1999
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
 exec $TCL ${1+"$@"}

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 20:18:59 UTC
Applied patch.