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Installing Tcl Dev Kit

Tcl Dev Kit binaries for Windows, OS X, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris and AIX are available from the ActiveState web site.

Some Demos and Examples in Tcl Dev Kit require ActiveTcl. ActiveTcl also provides the standard basekits used for TclApp wrapping. ActiveTcl should be installed before Tcl Dev Kit for best results.

The Windows distribution includes documentation in Windows .CHM (compiled help) format. Alternatively, an HTML documentation package is available from the ActiveState web site. All other platform distributions include HTML documentation.

System Requirements for Tcl Dev Kit

Windows

  • Windows Vista/Server 2003/XP
  • ActiveTcl version 8.4.9.1 or greater.
  • Approximately 37 MB of disk space for the final install.

Mac OS X

  • OS X version 10.4 or greater.
  • ActiveTcl version 8.4.10 or greater.
  • Approximately 33 MB of disk space for the final install.

Linux

  • ActiveTcl version 8.4.9.1 or greater.
  • 2.4 kernel, glibc-2.3 or greater.
  • x86 architecture.
  • Approximately 22 MB of disk space for the final install.

Solaris

  • ActiveTcl version 8.4.9.1 or greater.
  • Solaris 2.8 or greater on sparc.
  • Solaris 10 or greater on x86.
  • Approximately 30 MB of disk space for the final install.
  • GNU tar (available from http://www.sunfreeware.com/)

HP-UX

AIX

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Installing Tcl Dev Kit

Multiple versions of the Tcl Dev Kit can be installed on the same system. See Can I install multiple versions of the TDK? in the FAQ for more information.

Windows

  • Download the Tcl Dev Kit installer (TDK-<version>-win32-ix86-threaded.exe).
  • Double-click the Tcl Dev Kit installer to start the installation.
  • Follow the Installer prompts.
  • After installation is complete, you may move TclDevKit<version>-win32-ix86-threaded.exe to the Trash.

Mac OS X

  • Download the Tcl Dev Kit disk image (TclDevKit-<version>-macosx.dmg).
  • If the browser does not automatically mount the disk image and open the mounted folder in Finder, double-click TclDevKit<version>-macosx-universal-threaded.dmg to do so.
  • Double-click the Tcl Dev Kit installer package (TclDevKit-<version>.pkg) to start the installation.
  • Follow the Installer prompts. The installer will ask for administrative authentication if the current user does not have administrative priviledges.
  • After installation is complete, you may eject the Tcl Dev Kit disk image and move TclDevKit<version>-macosx-universal-threaded.dmg to the Trash.

Linux / Solaris / HP-UX / AIX

  • Download the Tcl Dev Kit tarball (TclDevKit-<version>-<platform>.tar.gz).
  • In a convenient directory, extract the tarball with a command like the following:
        gtar zxf /path/to/TclDevKit-download.tar.gz
    
  • Run TclDevKit-platform/install.sh, 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 is included in your PATH variable.
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Uninstalling Tcl Dev Kit

Windows

To uninstall Tcl Dev Kit, from the Start menu, select Programs | ActiveState Tcl Dev Kit | Uninstall Tcl Dev Kit.

Mac OS X

To uninstall Tcl Dev Kit, use the bundled uninstall script:

    sudo /Library/Receipts/TclDevKit-<version>.pkg/Contents/Resources/uninstall

Linux / Solaris / HP-UX / AIX

To uninstall Tcl Dev Kit, run the "uninstall" executable (in /path/lib/ppm/log/tcldevkit by default).

For example:

% /path/lib/ppm/log/tcldevkit/uninstall

The uninstaller requires X11. If you installed Tcl Dev Kit into it's own directory, then a rm -rf of that directory will also remove all installed components.

Note: If you are uninstalling both Tcl Dev Kit and ActiveTcl, and you had both installed into the same directory, uninstall Tcl Dev Kit before uninstalling ActiveTcl.

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