hello
 
RE: Building TclPro on Linux
 
we are using TclPro1.4 on both NT and Solaris2 platforms and recently we have undertaken to migrate from Solaris to Linux. the version of Linux we are using is Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon Update 3).
 
after downloading the appropriate version from the SorceForge.net website (TclPro141.linux.tar.gz) we were unable to get a successful build. looking at the version recommended for this platform was Red Hat 5.0+, our's should work but we decided that it was probably better to download the TclPro source code and build it under our version of Red Hat.
 
following the directions in http://www.tcl.tk/software/tclpro/README.build.txt it is proving very difficult to compile TclPro and the instructions do not provide any assistance.
 
below i have attached some details of how the files were downloaded and some unsuccessful commands as recommended by the build instructions.
 
can you help?
 
Regards,
David Munt
SCA
Surpac Minex Group
 
 
% cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/tclpro co tclpro
cvs checkout: Updating tclpro
U tclpro/BUILDINFO
U tclpro/ChangeLog
. . .
% tclpro/TclProCheckout.tcl -user our_sf_login_name
set: Variable name must begin with a letter.
% cd tclpro
% mkdir Linux
% cd Linux
% sh ../configure.in
../configure.in: line 7: syntax error near unexpected token `module_data.tcl.in'
../configure.in: line 7: `AC_INIT(module_data.tcl.in)'
% cd ../..
% ls -l -G -g tclpro
total 119
-rw-rw-r--    1       58 Dec  2  2000 aclocal.m4
-rw-rw-r--    1      259 Mar 31  2001 BUILDINFO
-rw-rw-r--    1    11516 Apr  1  2001 ChangeLog
drwxrwxr-x    3      512 Oct 18 13:34 config
-rw-rw-r--    1     8470 Mar  7  2001 configure.in
drwxrwxr-x    2      512 Oct 18 13:33 CVS
-rwxrwxr-x    1     8829 Mar 17  2001 get-expand
-rwxrwxr-x    1      682 Mar 29  2001 get-memchan
-rwxrwxr-x    1      681 Apr  1  2001 get-setops
-rwxrwxr-x    1      686 Mar 29  2001 get-trf
-rwxrwxr-x    1      760 Apr  1  2001 get-trfcrypt
-rw-rw-r--    1     2180 Nov  1  2000 license.terms
drwxrwxr-x    2      512 Oct 20 14:12 Linux
-rw-rw-r--    1     9112 Feb 23  2001 Makefile.in
-rw-rw-r--    1    24488 Mar  7  2001 module_data.tcl.in
drwxrwxr-x   15      512 Oct 18 13:34 modules
-rw-rw-r--    1      552 Mar  7  2001 README.akupries
-rw-rw-r--    1      600 Nov 24  1999 README.autoconf
-rw-rw-r--    1    13198 Jan 24  2001 README.build
-rw-rw-r--    1     5503 Feb 23  2001 README.FreeBSD
-rw-rw-r--    1     1544 Dec  2  2000 README.localtools
-rw-rw-r--    1     3319 Jan 24  2001 README.port
-rwxrwxr-x    1     4071 May 28  2001 README.Windows
drwxrwxr-x    3      512 Oct 18 13:34 snapshot
-rwxrwxr-x    1     1238 Dec  2  2000 TclProCheckout
-rwxrwxr-x    1     6088 Oct 18 15:21 TclProCheckout.tcl
-rw-rw-r--    1     2039 Jan 29  2000 tclpro.m4
drwxrwxr-x    4      512 Oct 18 13:34 tools