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Subject: Re: Installing Scid for Linux

Author: Miguel A. Ballicora

Date: 19:29:01 09/01/02

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On September 01, 2002 at 16:04:27, Steffen Jakob wrote:

>On September 01, 2002 at 15:54:43, Miguel A. Ballicora wrote:
>>I ported my program Gaviota to Linux and I want to see if it runs well under
>>Scid (it is working nice under xboard).
>>Scid relies on having installed libraries from Tcl/Tk. Before compiling, it is
>>necessary to find them on one's system (the 'configure' program from Scid tries
>>to do it). I have SuSE 8.0 and apparently the libraries are preinstalled but I
>>cannot find the include files tk.h and tcl.h.
>Type "locate tcl.h". On my RH7.1 installation it's located at /usr/include/tcl.h
>My tcl version:
>> rpm -qf /usr/include/tcl.h

Thanks, I did not find the *.h files. I downloaded the whole Tcl/Tk package from
the ActiveTcl site. That one is different from the mirror I downloaded before
(8Mb vs 2mb very weird) and contained everything I needed. I installed the
package and Scid, after I modified the makefile. Of course, I found that I have
to do this with "root" privileges. Quite a work I had installing this, mainly
because of my ignorance of the Linux world. Anyway, it was worth it because scid
is _very_ nice under Linux (and I learned something).

I was going to ask if there was a tool like epd2diag in Linux but scid can open
epd files and analyze them with an engine.


>>For this reason, I downloaded Tcl/Tk version 8.3.4 from a mirror site and in the
>>gzipped file I cannot see the tcl.h file (tk.h is present). What do I do?
>>Another question: Every time I install something in linux it seems that it is
>>saving stuff in different places. What happen if I try to uninstall?

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