tcl3270 failure in new Cygwin install

Peter A. Castro
Tue Sep 14 23:27:07 GMT 2021

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 06:29:19PM -0400, Cygwin List wrote:

Greetings, David,

> I just performed a new Cygwin install (32 bit) and chose to install
> package tcl3270, version 3.3.15ga9-1.  Installation of Cygwin, tcl3270
> prerequisites, and tcl3270 completed successfully, but when I run
> tcl3270.exe within Cygwin I get the following error.
> C:/cygwin/bin/tcl3270.exe: error while loading shared libraries:
> libtcl8.5.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
> directory

Yep, dependency on older tcl libs is the problem.

> In Cygwin setup, it shows that tcl 8.6.11-1 is installed.  I suspect
> that tcl3270 needs to be compiled against the new tcl package.  Is the
> tcl3270 package still maintained, and if so, can the package
> maintainer compile against tcl (assuming this is the
> problem)?

Yes, this is the problem, but I'm having system issues and can't easily
rebuild these packages right now.  Actually, I'm trying to get the
latest x3270 packages built, but I haven't had much spare time lately.
Might still be a while until this happens.

> Thanks,
> David
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