LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
uslic001
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
I can't install ActiveState Tcl


I downloaded and extracted ActiveState Tcl 8.4.6.0 to my new Suse Linux
computer I set up this week. I am a total Linux noob.

I am trying to follow the instructions on how to install the program:

____________________________________________________
Linux

In the directory where you extracted the archive, run the install.sh installer script, which will automatically select between the GUI or text-based installer depending on your system configuration. After installation, make sure that the directory containing the installed executables (ActiveTcl/bin) is included in your PATH variable.

_______________________________________________________

This is where I am stuck. I tried clicking on the install.sh file in the Konqueror file manager window and nothing happens.

I go to terminal and type install.sh and nothing happens.
If I type install I get an error message saying not enough arguments and to use install --help

I type install --help and get a page of commands I don't understand how to use correctly.

I try to use the run command to run the install.sh file and nothing happens.

Anyone know what or how I am supposed to get this package installed. I guess I have no idea how to run a *.sh file correctly and the instructions from ActiveState don't tell you how to do it. Thanks for any help you can give me. It was so much easier to install Tcl on my Windows XP machine, all I had to do was click on the exe file.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
jalal
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: .bh
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi,

To run an *.sh file, either type: sh <*.sh file>, in this case: sh install.sh

or check if the file is executable and type ./install.sh

try running it as root if it complained about any permissions.

Also, there is a TCL RPM for SUSE 8.2 in rpmfind.net
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:19 AM   #3
uslic001
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thnaks, anyone know how to set path in Suse 9?

Thanks. I got it installed. Now I need to change my PATH and MANPATH variables. I tried the 3 methods in the ActiveState Tcl instructions and none of them worked. Does anyone know how to change the PATH and MANPATH in SUSE 9?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:45 PM   #4
jalal
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: .bh
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
I don't think SUSE would be different:

export PATH=<new path you want to add>:$PATH
export MANPATH=<new path you want to add>:$MANPATH

without the bracets.

also add them to your ~/.bashrc
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where to install BWidget (tcl) yapp Linux - Software 3 01-16-2006 08:13 PM
tcl and tk WON'T install lostlyre Linux - Software 6 03-31-2004 08:18 AM
how to install tcl/tk Boomba Linux - Newbie 3 01-23-2004 12:34 AM
trying to install tcl/tk jasonmcneil0 Linux - Software 1 10-19-2003 12:07 AM
TCL/TK install isom3tric Linux - Software 1 09-12-2003 07:02 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration