libexpect tcl configuration problems....

Bug #16754 reported by Jeremy Gillespie
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
expect (Ubuntu)
Medium
Matthias Klose

Bug Description

Ok so not sure if this is a bug or just me not really understanding what is going on here but
I have searched the web and have asked this question several places so far with no result at
all !

So I recently moved to ubuntu from fedora and wanted to get the Gnome VPN dialer (http://gvpn-
dialer.sourceforge.net/) working on my desktop, so I downloaded and extracted the file and
ran configure.

At first I got an error saying "Cannot find expect.h. Please install expect"

So I ran apt-get install expect-dev to install expect and all its development files.

Now when that was complete I re-ran configure and got exactly the same error so I tried
telling configure where expect was by ./configure --includedir=/usr/include/tcl8.4/expect.h
But same error cannot find expect.h !! So now I was stumpted and decided to try and get the
source for libexpect and try compiling that so see what happened...

Now when running configure in the expect 5.43 source directory I see the following
error "checking for Tcl configuration... configure: warning: Can't find Tcl configuration
definitions" then configure craps out with an error...
So I tried passing in the parameters to tell configure where this file is by configure --with-
tk=/usr/lib/tk8.4/ --with-tcl=/usr/lib/tcl8.4/ only now I get the error "Can't find Tcl
private headers"

What gives, I am at a loss and never encountered these problems with Fedora... I also think
I have all the required files for this but if not please advise !

Thank you

Jeremy.

Revision history for this message
Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

(In reply to comment #0)
> Ok so not sure if this is a bug or just me not really understanding what is
going on here but
> I have searched the web and have asked this question several places so far
with no result at
> all !

no, that's not a bug.

> Now when that was complete I re-ran configure and got exactly the same error
so I tried
> telling configure where expect was by ./configure
--includedir=/usr/include/tcl8.4/expect.h
> But same error cannot find expect.h !! So now I was stumpted and decided to
try and get the
> source for libexpect and try compiling that so see what happened...

note, the option is --includedir, but you're specifying a file.

> What gives, I am at a loss and never encountered these problems with Fedora...
 I also think
> I have all the required files for this but if not please advise !

 - apt-get source expect
 - then look in debian/rules how expect is configured for Debian.

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