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Expect and TCL/TK

 
Franisco Puertas
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Expect and TCL/TK

Hello,

I would like to install expect. I realised that tcl/tk is necessary, but I will need a lot of packets (dependences). I have two questions about them:

1-
1- tcl/tk needs fontconfig (build)
2- fontconfig needs freetype
3- freetype needs python
4- Python needs db
5- db needs tcltk

This is a circular dependency, is possible to solve it?

2-
Another option is use this packet (tcl/tk): https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B9891AA

but I don´t know if it is too old (i need to execute expect).

What is the best option (deplist is attached)?
Do you know if I will need to reboot the system?

Thank you.
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Franisco Puertas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

P.D. My system is HP-UX titan B.11.31 U ia64
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

>This is a circular dependency, is possible to solve it?

You download them all and then use swcopy(1m) to copy them to a big depot.
Then you can just swinstall all of them at once from the big depot.
Franisco Puertas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

Hello,

Ok, I will try to install using swcopy, do yo know if restarting is needed after install tcl/tk and the dependences?

Thank you.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

>I will try to install using swcopy

(That's doing swcopy N times, then the final swinstall.)

>do you know if restarting is needed after install tcl/tk and the dependences?

Since these don't modify the kernel, there is little chance of needing a reboot.
Franisco Puertas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

Thanks again,

Finally, do you know if these packets are officialy suported by hp?
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Expect and TCL/TK

Several years ago I work many times with tcl/tk. I would expect you need tcl (tool command language) only, tk (toolkit) is for graphics only.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dennis Handly
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Re: Expect and TCL/TK

>Thanks again,

If you are happy with the answers you got, please read the following about assigning points:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

>do you know if these packets are officially supported by HP?

No, they are open source.
For your option 2 above, the same think.