PROPOSAL: removing src/expect

Andrew Cagney
Tue Jun 15 23:07:00 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.

While it's nothing to do with Ben, it's also nothing to do with GDB. 
`cvs -d ... co gdb` doesn't checkout expect/tcl/tk, for that you need to 
explicitly specify gdb+dejagnu.

(Part of the fallout from this change will be dropping the +dejagnu from 

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