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Re: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltcl



Lutz Kotoll said on Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:45:39PM +0200:
> That may be a workaround in this case, but generally:
> 
> How do I get
> 	/usr/include/tcl.h
> and
> 	/usr/lib/libtcl.{a,so*}
> via a "Debian-official" method?
> 
> Am I supposed to do an "alternative" or "diversion" (or whatever) myself?
> I'd consider that a bug then - Debian should provide a way to get the
> two files *from an official package*. Or if there is a reason for them
> missing - what is the reason? - it should be documented in the packages
> then.
> 
> Can anyone help here?

You can't, really.  They are different becuase linking to libtcl doesn't mean
much: the version actually matters.  Most distros only let have "the" libtcl,
which potentaily limits what you can install, since they are not fully
compatible.  By having multiple tcl's (and pythons), Debian is giving you
choice, at the expense of having to make that choice.

That being said, I usually just make a symlink from /usr/include/foo to
whichever version I actually want to use most of the time.

M

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