|Title:||`make dist` fails when tclsh9.0 is on $PATH|
|Submitter:||dgp||Created on:||2016-05-31 19:30:21|
|Subsystem:||53. Configure and Build Tools||Assigned To:||jan.nijtmans|
|Status:||Closed||Last Modified:||2016-06-01 15:15:07|
|Closed on:||2016-06-01 15:15:07|
If you've installed tclsh9.0 on your system (say, off the novem branch), then when you try to build Tcl 8.6(.5) you get... $ ./configure ... checking for tclsh... /path/to/bin/tclsh9.0 ... $ make dist /path/to/tclsh9.0 /path/to/genStubs.tcl ... version conflict for package "Tcl": have 9.0a0, need 8.4 while executing "package require Tcl 8.4" (file "/path/to/genStubs.tcl" line 13) Either genStubs.tcl can be more accepting in what Tcl versions it screens out, or the configure script can become more limiting in what executables it permits NATIVE_TCLSH to be, but something has to change.
jan.nijtmans added on 2016-06-01 15:15:07:
Explanation why all the "package require Tcl 8" checks are not necessary: Since the pkgIndex.tcl, or the startup in tkMain.c already check for the minimum required Tcl version, a "package require Tk 8.x" will already result in a failure if the Tcl version is not compatible with the Tk version.
jan.nijtmans added on 2016-06-01 12:07:49:
Fixed on all open branches. Thanks for noticing this: the tools should (and do) just work for any Tcl version which is currently supported.
jan.nijtmans added on 2016-05-31 20:39:41:
I would vote for enabling genStubs.tcl to run with novem, so simply removing the "8.4" (just "package require Tcl" without version number) should suffice