On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Pankaj Laddha wrote:
> Did you require to make any changes in configure file, pkgIndex file to build
> the Plplotter on Solaris, as I found "pkgIndex.tcl" still has "ver" variable as
> "5.1.0" which causing problem in loading the appropriate drivers.
Thanks, Pankaj, for pointing out this bug in 5.2.0 which I confirm.
Maurice, each of tcl/pkgIndex.tcl.in, tk/pkgIndex.tcl.in, and
tk-x-plat/pkgIndex.tcl.in had the string "5.1.0" in it. I am sorry we all
missed that for 5.2.0, but to make sure it doesn't happen again, I have
CVS-committed a fix where these files are now configured with the correct
VERSION to produce pkgIndex.tcl in the 3 sub-directories which are then
concatanated to form pkgIndex.tcl.
I subsequently found that the package require business had been clobbered by
the new dynamic driver names in CVS so I have just committed a fix for that
problem as well. Everything now seems to be fine if you use the recipes in
tcl/README.tcldemos and tk/README.tkdemos.
Maurice and Pankaj, please give these fixes a try for yourself.
Pankaj, I have included you in that invitation because I would value your
solaris/tcl/tk input in the next few weeks as we prepare for the release of
plplot-5.2.1. Thus, if you are interested, the instructions for getting
anonymous read-only access to cvs are given in
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=2915. The CVS version of plplot
requires more tools than when you work with a plplot tarball, but explicit
instructions about the swig version and autotools versions that are required
have been given on this list recently. Beyond those additional required
tools, the only difference with the tarball approach is you have to run
./bootstrap.sh -I $autotools-prefix/share/libtool/libltdl/
before configure; make; and make install. ($autotools-prefix is the prefix
you use when you install the recommended autotools versions). Feel free to
write me off list if you have any problem getting set up with autotools and
swig. (BTW, autotools is always required for cvs users, but you don't have
to worry about swig if you are not going to build the java or python
interfaces to plplot.)
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and
Analysis (www.cccma.bc.ec.gc.ca) and the PLplot scientific plotting software