Snit package in TCL/TK libraries

David Barr
Tue Oct 9 14:56:00 GMT 2007

On 10/9/07, Jason Pearce wrote:
> I am trying to install Perl's Tcl-Tk-0.97 package off CPAN
> (
> The Makefile.PL does a test for something called snit in the TCL libraires.
> => it runs tclsh with a small script which does "package require snit".
> This fails.

Sometimes build scripts test for packages that aren't mandatory.  Are
you sure that this is what is causing the build to fail?

> I am not a regular TCL/TK user so I don't really know what snit is.
> Apparently its part of the standard Tcl library (according to
> and searching for snit).

It's misleading to call Tcllib the standard TCL library.  Tcllib is
not included with TCL.  It must be downloaded and installed

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