PROPOSAL: removing src/expect

Daniel Jacobowitz
Tue Jun 15 22:56:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 03:29:26PM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> 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.

That's got nothing to do with getting rid of the in-tree
expect/dejagnu; that has to do with the (long overdue) project to move
Insight out of the GDB directory.  If it were separate, the top-level
rules could be less insistent about ./gdb/ requiring ./tcl/.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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