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Re: Weird Tcl/Tk configuration

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Weird Tcl/Tk configuration
Date: 2000-09-22 16:55:01
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> That seems easy to fix, but what should we do about the Tk part?  
> Currently, --with-tcl implies Tk, except that it will be disabled if
> tkConfig.sh or X Windows could not be found.  I propose that we instead
> make that a failure and advise the user to use the --without-x option to
> disable Tk.  (That option already exists, but it is not evaluated.)  That
> would imply that Tk = Tcl + X, and consequently X = Tk - Tcl, which would
> fail if we ever add another X program that is unrelated to Tcl/Tk.  If you
> are concerned about that, maybe a --without-tk option would be better.  

I think I prefer "--without-tk", since that says directly what you mean.

> The general assumption here is that the majority of users that want to use
> Tcl is also equipped with Tk and X, so that only a few users would have to
> specifically disable Tk.

That seems a safe assumption, but there does need to be some way to
disable the tk support.

			regards, tom lane

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