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December 2nd, 2005, 11:50 PM
I would like to install visual tcl to be able to write GUI's for perl scripts.

I can download the visual tcl debian package from the website: http://vtcl.sourceforge.net/ to my desktop, but not sure how to do the install of the package into my edubuntu 5.01 environment.

Do I simply extract the package or ....

Is there any way to have the Synaptic Package Manager do the install of the visual tcl debian package? I would prefer to have a package manager do the install rather than trying to do the install manually.

I want to setup a programming environment where I can create perl scripts that work with GUI's written in visual tcl. All of the programming would be done in the terminal window.

I have done this in the past working in a Sun Solaris Unix environment.

It's a great way to write simple perl programs with really nice GUI's.

Ubuntu comes with tcl/tk and perl, but it does not come with visual tcl?

How can I get visual tcl onto my edubuntu machine?

December 3rd, 2005, 05:09 PM
I just installed it. What a great program. All you have to do is go to the directory that you downloaded the file, type sudo dpkg -i vtcl.number.deb replace number with exact filename, and that's it. It will install. Then at the terminal type in vtcl and bingo! Enjoy!


December 4th, 2005, 05:18 PM

Thanks for the help. I was able to get Synaptic to intall it also by adding universal repositories.

When the program starts in my terminal window I get the following message:

jjm@edubuntu:~$ vtcl
can't find package Tix

but for my needs, I don't think that I will need the Tix package.

Thanks again..