Installing ActiveTcl for Linux/Unix

Requirements

  • 2.4 kernel or greater (glibc 2.3).
  • 50 MB for the final install.
  • Web browser for reading documentation.

Linux x86_64

  • 2.6 kernel or greater (glibc 2.3).
  • 70 MB for the final install.
  • Web browser for reading documentation.

The download is a tar-gzipped archive. To extract, enter the following command at the shell prompt:

tar zxf /path/to/ActiveTcl-download.tar.gz

On AIX or HP-UX you can alternatively run gunzip at the shell prompt:

gunzip < /path/to/ActiveTcl-download.tar.gz | tar xf -

In the directory where you extracted the archive, run the install.sh installer script, which will automatically select between the GUI or text-based installer depending on your system configuration. After installation, make sure that the directory containing the installed executables (ActiveTcl/bin) is included in your PATH variable.

export PATH="/opt/ActiveTcl-8.6/bin:$PATH"

You can also add the man directory to your path to access the man page documentation on the command line.

export PATH="/opt/ActiveTcl-8.6/man:$PATH"