[ECOS] Re: Problems installing on Windows 7 x64

John Dallaway john@dallaway.org.uk
Mon Apr 16 14:18:00 GMT 2012

Andrew Hannam wrote:

> When trying to install on Windows 7 x64 I got the following message
> after picking the distribution site and the install directory...
> Available prebuilt GNU tools:
> *** ecos-install.tcl error: *** ecos-install.tcl error: can't read
> "ecos_install::toolchains(CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64)": no such element in
> array

Fabrizio Carrai wrote:

> I found the reason of the error: the tcl_platform(os) call returns
> "CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64" instead of the expected "windows" string.
> Here the patch that SHOULD avoid the error (the code part below starts
> around line 67 of ecos-install.tcl):

Fabrizio Carrai wrote:

> Now another problem show up:
> $ configtool.exe
> -bash: /opt/ecos/ecos-3.0/tools/bin/configtool.exe: Bad address

Andrew Hannam wrote:

> In c:\cygwin\bin
> Copy libtcl8.5.dll to tcl84.dll
> This fixed it for me.

I will fix up ecos-install.tcl as suggested by Fabrizio, but it looks
like new builds of ecosconfig.exe and configtool.exe that use
cygtcl8.5.dll are also desirable. I will take a look at this.

John Dallaway
eCos maintainer

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