[Pkg-tcltk-devel] Bug#645273: Bug#645273: FTBFS: probably tinfo split fallout

Sergei Golovan sgolovan at nes.ru
Sun Nov 6 02:42:25 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 3:21 AM, Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de> wrote:
>>tclreadline should not even try to link against either of these
>>libraries, which is why I'm downgrading the bug rather than closing it.
> Mh, probably. By the way:
> dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: symbol Tcl_Eval used by debian/tclreadline/usr/lib/libtclreadline-2.1.0.so found in none of the libraries.
> It’s probably a plugin, do they get special handling so dpkg-shlibdeps
> doesn’t emit such warnings? Or should it get linked against tcl? (No
> real interest in this, just noticing, with my “human buildd” hat on.)

I's really a plugin, and it's intended to be loaded into Tcl shell of
any version (8.4, 8.5, 8.6), so linking to a specific Tcl library
isn't desirable. On the other hand, tclreadline uses so called stubs
where all public Tcl functions are stored in a big table of pointers
(see struct TclStubs and macro definition of Tcl_Eval in
/usr/include/tcl8.5/tclDecls.h), so it is seems to be a bug if
Tcl_Eval is called directly.

I'll see what can be done to fix it (and the linking as well).

Sergei Golovan

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