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Old 07-25-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy ns2 install error: TCL not part of the ns project

I have been trying for a week now to install ns2 on my computer. I started with ns2.35 all-in-one and tried installing it on windows using Cygwin. I got the following error:

tcl8.5.10 configuration failed! Exiting...
Tcl is not part of the ns project. Please see
to see if they have a fix for your platform.

Then I tried installing it on a Unix-like OS (Fedora 19). I get to the "Build Tcl 8.5.10" portion of the installation then similarly got:
to see if they have a fix for your platform.

I thought maybe the error was in the downloaded ns version, so I tried again with 2.34 and 2.29 (Each time erasing the existing version), same error both in Windows with Cygwin and in Fedora.

I looked online, and find a "solution" that said that error happened because in the tcl.m4 files, the following line "system=MP-RAS-`awk ' { print $3 } '/etc/.relid'`" has an extra apostrophe and should be in fact system=MP-RAS-`awk ' { print $3 } '/etc/.relid`, but I checked and my tcl files don't have that extra character in them.

I don't know what to do. I browsed everywhere for an answer. Please help!If any additional details about what I've done so far in the setup are needed, I'd be glad (and grateful) to provide them.
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Building ns-2.35, e.g. with Fedora 19 :

# yum install gcc-c++ autoconf libtool libXmu-devel

In /home/<name>/ (not the Desktop/)
$ tar xvf ns-allinone-2.35_gcc482.tar.gz
( A `Nov 2014' update for all gcc versions 4.4.x .. 5.2.0 )
$ cd ns-allinone-2.35/
$ ./install
$ cd ns-2.35/
# make install
# cd ../nam-1.15/
# make install




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