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Bug 451750 - is no longer found in auto_path
Summary: is no longer found in auto_path
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcl
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcela Mašláňová
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-17 03:04 UTC by Tom Lane
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: tcl-8.5.2-3.fc10
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-02 08:10:03 UTC

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Description Tom Lane 2008-06-17 03:04:30 UTC
Description of problem:
In previous tcl releases, could be found by searching the directories named in $auto_path.
In 8.5 this is no longer the case.  This breaks autoconfiguration of PostgreSQL, and likely some other packages.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ql tcl-devel | grep tclConfig
2. $ tclsh
% puts $auto_path
/usr/share/tcl8.5 /usr/lib64/tcl8.5 /usr/lib64/tk8.5 /usr/lib/tcl8.5 /usr/lib/tk8.5

Actual results: is not in any of the mentioned directories.

Expected results:
8.4 had auto_path equal to
/usr/share/tcl8.4 /usr/share /usr/lib /usr/lib64 /usr/lib64/tcl8.4
so it was possible to find in the path.

An alternative solution would be to leave auto_path as-is and put into usr/lib64/tcl8.5.

Additional info:
It is a step forward that 8.5 lists /usr/lib64 before /usr/lib, because that
gives us a shot at working when both bit-sizes are installed.  (I trust the
i386 package doesn't list /usr/lib64.)  Please don't break that.

Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-06-24 07:54:50 UTC
I followed the guidelines here

I removed /usr/lib from paths, because looking for modules took ages. The
solution could be symlink into /usr/lib{64}/tcl8.5 or fix it in
dependent packages.

Comment 2 Tom Lane 2008-06-24 13:57:36 UTC
Moving or symlinking into that directory would be fine with me.

Comment 3 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-06-25 14:06:10 UTC
Ok, I moved into /usr/lib/tcl8.5. It looks like correct place for
bash scripts in libdir.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-06-26 06:26:29 UTC
tcl-8.5.2-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-06-28 22:16:23 UTC
tcl-8.5.2-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Jindrich Novy 2008-07-02 07:33:28 UTC
Please don't *move* to /usr/lib{64}/tcl8.5 without adding symlink
to it in /usr/lib{64}/. This breaks autoconfiguration of db4 and other stuff
dependent on tcl. Please add the symlink to /usr/lib{64} as proposed in comment #1.

Comment 7 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-07-02 08:10:03 UTC
Ok, updated also in rawhide. The symlink into /usr/lib is possibly the smallest
bad thing to do.

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