Subject: Re: Tcl/Tk again
To: NetBSD packages <>
From: Oleg Polyanski <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/02/2000 02:19:21
>>>>> "BL" == Bjoern Labitzke writes:

        Bjoern, could you please visit


        first before committing a PR/package?

 BL> Hello...  A new Tcl/Tk version is out and I want to switch to
 BL> it. Therefor I am going to make a package of it. Last time I tried that
 BL> with Tcl/Tk 8.2 there was some resistance. Now I just want to know if it
 BL> might be different this time...

 BL> I think it makes more sense to have tcl instead of tcl80, tk instead of
 BL> tk80 etc. I do not think it is worth the effort to allow for parallel
 BL> installations of several Tcl/Tk versions as most poeple will not use
 BL> this anyway. Most packages that depend on Tk need wish, therefor I think
 BL> it makes sense to make a link from wish8.3 to wish. All those packages
 BL> will work at once.

 BL> Tkman needs a special patch in Tk. I will integrate that as it has been
 BL> in tk80 and as I did in tk (version 8.2). There will arise no problems
 BL> of this for other applications. (Or not that I know about...)

 BL> I will try to make ical, postgresql, pgaccess, tkinfo, tkirc and
 BL> probably a few other things I use to work with the updated Tcl/Tk. I may
 BL> even check other packages and send-pr trivial changes.

 BL> But I am definitely not interested in doing all this work (esp. for
 BL> packages I am not using myself) without a very good chance that the
 BL> packages make it into pkgsrc. So, what is needed to get the send-pr'ed
 BL> changes committed? What would serve as show stopper?

 BL> Thanks in advance for opinions.

 BL> Bye, Bjoern

 BL> -- Bjoern Labitzke <> Use PGP! (Don't you use
 BL> envelopes for your letters?)