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Today i installed fedora core 2. I tried to install amsn (alvaro's msn messenger). It requires tcl/tk. After using either rpm/tar file, it says it needs /usr/bin/wish. at root prompt ...
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    Fedora Core 2 tcl/tk problem


    Today i installed fedora core 2. I tried to install amsn (alvaro's msn messenger). It requires tcl/tk. After using either rpm/tar file, it says it needs /usr/bin/wish.

    at root prompt typing

    #rpm -q tcl

    shows that tcl is installed and what version. So i am sure it has something to do with environment variables. Issuing the "whereis tcl" command at the root prompt it shows the path. it shows two paths for the tcl program /usr/lib/tclxxx and /usr/share/tclxxx

    can anyone tell me how to set environment variable permanently for tcl? so that amsn get installed and start working.

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    in your ".bashrc" file in your home directory, add:

    Code:
    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib:/usr/share

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    I did that and it is still saying
    [root@localhost root]# rpm -ivh amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
    /usr/bin/wish is needed by amsn-0.90-1
    [root@localhost root]#

    What should i do now?

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    AMSN in FC2

    Hi there...

    I managed to get it running, but I had to go throught the following manual work:

    Just for your info I am running FC2 on a 586 system,

    I downloaded and installed (rpm -i <filename>) the following RPMs from the Fedora web site (In this order):

    tcl-8.4.5-7.i386.rpm
    tcl-devel-8.4.5-7.i386.rpm
    tcl-html-8.4.5-7.i386.rpm
    tk-8.4.5-8.i386.rpm
    tk-devel-8.4.5-8.i386.rpm
    tclx-8.3.5-2.i386.rpm
    tclx-devel-8.3.5-2.i386.rpm
    tclx-doc-8.3.5-2.i386.rpm

    After that I installed the following RPM downloaded directly from amsn's site:

    amsn-0.90-1.i386.rpm

    It installed perfectly and works just fine...

    Hope this helps,
    -paf

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    i took a different route. there is site for rpms by the name of dag.wieers, i installed his apt-get and source list. checked the exact file name that his apt sources have and did the apt-get. it installed tcl/tk first and then amsn.

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