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Old 11-15-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
cgroeneveld
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DS9 on Fedora 26


Hello everyone!

I have tried installing DS9 on Fedora 26 and ran into some trouble with TCL. After installing the DS9 rpm and running DS9 I get the following error message:

Code:
Application initialization failed: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories: 
    ./zvfsmntpt/tcl8.5 /home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/saods9/lib/tcl8.5 /usr/lib/tcl8.5 /lib/tcl8.5 /usr/library /library /tcl8.5.9/library /tcl8.5.9/library



This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.

Error in startup script: couldn't read file "./zvfsmntpt/src/ds9.tcl": no such file or directory
Searching for init.tcl yields nothing really interesting:
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# find init.tcl
find: ‘init.tcl’: No such file or directory
It almost seems like tcl is not installed, although when I run
Code:
dnf install tcl
I get the following:
Code:
Package tcl-1:8.6.6-2.fc26.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!
Which seems to indicate I already have tcl installed. Can someone help me out? All help is very much appreciated, thank you!
 
Old 11-15-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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for those that do not know
-- ds9 -- uses Motif still
http://ds9.si.edu/site/Home.html

what rpm are you using and from where did you get it

you are using Fedora after all
and MOST!!!! software is a bit too old to run on fedora with out minor hacking of the source
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:10 PM   #3
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Hello! Thanks for helping out!

I am using the rpm from https://pkgs.org/download/ds9, I picked the Fedora 26 option.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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Your find statement error is telling you that there's no such path as init.tcl
The first argument to find is the path to be searched. Suggest you read man find
Code:
sudo find / -name init.tcl -ls
 
Old 11-16-2017, 03:44 AM   #5
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I think the rpm you used is incompatible with Fedora 26. If you're going to use Fedora, then just be happy with the packages in the Fedora repos.
 
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:13 AM   #6
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Right. The package ds9-7.2-9.1.x86_64.rpm is not a real Fedora 26 package.

ds9-7.2-9.1.x86_64.rpm : Was built with an internal tcl / tk version 8.5.9.
... None of the internal libraries are supplied with the package :
$ sh unPack_rpm.sh ds9-7.2-9.1.x86_64.rpm
./etc/prelink.conf.d/ds9.conf
./usr/bin/ds9
./usr/share/applications/ds9.desktop
./usr/share/doc/ds9
./usr/share/doc/ds9/COPYING
./usr/share/doc/ds9/README
./usr/share/doc/ds9/copyright
./usr/share/doc/ds9/notes.txt
./usr/share/pixmaps/ds9.png

Note :
The internal packages are used when building from the source ds9-7.2-9.1.src.rpm
https://fedora.pkgs.org/26/rpm-spher...86_64.rpm.html
But : This SRPM source do not build a package in Fedora 26: Fails !

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Old 11-16-2017, 05:20 AM   #7
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I'll try to build DS9 from the source, using the source from the website of DS9: http://ds9.si.edu/site/Download.html. Hopefully this will work
 
Old 11-17-2017, 06:16 AM   #8
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Packages for Fedora : http://ds9.si.edu/site/Download.html
→ el7 → http://ds9.si.edu/download/centos7/d...os7.7.5.tar.gz
or el6→ http://ds9.si.edu/download/centos6/d...os6.7.5.tar.gz

Example : $ tar xvf ds9.centos7.7.5.tar.gz : One file: The executable 'ds9'.
Fedora 26: This "ds9" is really self contained: Click the file, and the ds9 GUI opens.
( Or copy 'ds9' to /usr/local/bin/ , and do $ ds9 )
Icon files : ds9.desktop, ds9.png : ds9-7.2-9.1.src.rpm

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Last edited by knudfl; 11-17-2017 at 06:17 AM.
 
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:55 AM   #9
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Well turns out that just works. I feel so incredibly stupid now lol. Thank you very much!!
 
  


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