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Re: Any issue with upgrading lang/tcl to 8.5.12 ?
On 8/17/2012 01:19, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
Can we add tcl-license to pkgsrc/licenses in the process?
There are several tcl related packages using the same license.
It has a rather peculiar government clause, which is why it's special,
but is otherwise mostly identical to some BSDish license.
I had already added "2-clause-bsd" license to the draft packages for
8.5. That's essentially what it is but if somebody wants to add
tcl-license to the list, that's fine with me.
I'm not sure whether we should completely replace Tcl 8.4 by 8.5, but
having 8.5 in pkgsrc would probably be generally useful, I guess. Maybe
it's possible to make the two packages install in parallel, similar to
the python packages?
I don't think that's the way forward. I can't built tcl-expect with
8.5. I can patch tcl-expect a bit but it later fails with a missing
library reference. mbone/vic also failed to build because it could not
find libtcl.a (which is strange because tcl84 doesn't install it either,
it installs libtcl84.a). mbone/rat installs and seems to work. It's
probably better just to fix or upgrade any packages broken by tcl. I
think later versions of tcl-expect would work fine, for example.
I'll post links to the tcl/tk 8.5.12 in a minute.
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