PROPOSAL: removing src/expect

Zack Weinberg
Tue Jun 15 22:29:00 GMT 2004

Alexandre Oliva <> writes:

> On Jun 15, 2004, Zack Weinberg <> wrote:
>> And on the other side, I have repeatedly been burnt by systems with
>> tcl/expect headers installed globally which are incompatible with the
>> stuff in /cvs/src.  I'd be much happier if tcl/tk/expect were all
>> three removed from src.
> My point is that you don't have to check them out if you don't want
> to.  If it's just there for those who need it, it can't possibly
> hurt.

It is surprisingly difficult to check out gdb without getting tcl/tk
as well.  This is probably nothing to do with Ben, though.


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