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Old 03-17-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
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I can't install ActiveState Tcl

I downloaded and extracted ActiveState Tcl 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:


In the directory where you extracted the archive, run the 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 file in the Konqueror file manager window and nothing happens.

I go to terminal and type 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 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
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To run an *.sh file, either type: sh <*.sh file>, in this case: sh

or check if the file is executable and type ./

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

Also, there is a TCL RPM for SUSE 8.2 in
Old 03-18-2004, 09:19 AM   #3
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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
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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


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