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Re: [RFA] Add dependency of gdb on tcl/tk libraries

How will this work when/if we ever allow the use of the system's
installed Tcl/Tk, instead of the built ones?  That is our goal for quite
some time.


Keith Seitz wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > 2001-04-12  John R. Moore  <>
> > >
> > >     * Added dependency of gdb on tcl/tk libraries.
> > >     * Likewise.
> > >     * configure: Regenerated with the above using autoconf.
> >
> > Hmm... am I missing something, or does this patch _require_ tcl to be
> > linked in?  What about ports that *never* build with tcl, such as
> > DJGPP?  What if the Tcl and Tk directories don't exist at configure
> > time?
> This patch only really affects The machinery for it has
> existed in gdb for over three years. You've been using it all along.
> (Spooky -- almost Erin Brokovich-ish.. Water, anyone?)
> The configury change that John is adding (which appears good) is confined
> only to Insight. A quick read of the surrounding code has:
> if test "${enable_gdbtk}" = "yes"; then
>   [...]
>   TCL_DEPS="${tcldir}${TCL_LIB_FILE}"
>   [...]
> fi
> So, unless you configure with "--enable-gdbtk" or you have the insight
> module present (which enables "--enable-gdbtk" by default), you'll never
> see this.
> However, to be safe... John, have you/can you check out the gdb module
> (without Insight) and tried this? Does it cause any additional problems
> (TCL_DEPS, TK_DEPS, etc should all be blank).
> I have tested this patch with the insight module, both with
> --enable-gdbtk and without, and it works just fine in both cases.
> Keith

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