Request update of TCL and expect packages

Craig Miller cvmiller@gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 18:40:00 GMT 2011


Thank you for the additional information, Marco.

If it is of any assistance to Christopher Faylor, I believe the
tcl/expect and dependent packages have been upgraded on sourceware
<ftp://sourceware.org/pub/cygwinports/portslist.txt>, perhaps the
upgrade will not be that time consuming.

regards,

Craig...

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 4:27 PM, Marco Atzeri <marco.atzeri@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 10/26/2011 6:50 PM, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>>
>> On 25 October 2011 13:37, Craig Miller wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello Chris Sutcliffe&    Christopher Faylor,
>>
>> Not sure how I can help with this, TCL and expect are cgf's domain.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Chris
>>
>
> After chatting with Craig I dug the archives and
> I presume the main issue is how to upgrade tcl/tk
> and all the packages that depend froms it
> assuming that everything works and nothing is broken.
> The problem was already mentioned long time ago
>
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-09/msg00311.html
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-09/msg00389.html
>
> and it is one of the most recorrent ones.
>
> There are currently 19 packages depending from tcltk,
> "brltty" is probably the most sensitive from this point of view.
>
> The separation of insight from gdb seems one of the key step
> that cgf is taking to solve this long time problem
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-08/msg00413.html
>
> but I have no idea wich are the other blocking points.
>
> About expect Cgf was looking long time ago a volunteer
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2008-08/msg00458.html
> so this package will likely wait the tcltk upgrade
>
> Regards
> Marco
>
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