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From: Gold is Heavy <aeoo@×××××××.org>
To: achim@g.o, gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] issues with tcl/tk 8.4a2 being a default
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 00:01:01
1 Hi Achim, people,
3 I found out, by a method of trial and error, that python doesn't like tcl/tk
4 8.4a2 (or 8.4a3 for that matter). I observe that tcl/tk 8.4a2 is actually
5 default on gentoo:
6 ----
7 root@void2 portage # emerge --pretend dev-lang/tcl-tk
9 These are the packages that I would merge, in order.
11 Calculating dependencies. done!
12 [ebuild R ] dev-lang/tcl-tk-8.4.2 to /
13 ----
15 That's probably not a good policy for 2 reasons:
17 1. pydoc -g segfaults when Python 2.1.1 is built against this library (but
18 interestingly, idle is OK, and so is the color picker).
20 2. It is alpha quality code. It's not even beta, and it doesn't offer any
21 features that are desperately needed, imo, such that we would give up
22 stability in return for those features.
24 I propose to make tcl/tk 8.3.4 Release Candidate the default revision of
25 tcl/tk that we use. Doing so will be a first step to having Python 2.1.1
26 ebuild file that works in a reliable way when built with _tkinter.
28 I think tcl/tk 8.4a2 ebuild needs to be masked.
30 --Leo


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Re: [gentoo-dev] issues with tcl/tk 8.4a2 being a default Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>