[pypy-dev] Current status of GUI support in PyPy

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 10:11:24 EST 2015

On 17 December 2015 at 15:00, Armin Rigo <arigo at tunes.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 3:33 PM, Oscar Benjamin
> <oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe it's just missing the symlink from libtcl8.5.so ->
>> libtcl8.5.so.0. I'm not sure why it would be setup like that.
> Yes.  I mostly gave up understanding the differences in binary
> distributions in Linux.  It just turns out that on the particular
> distribution where this pypy was built, it's called "libtcl8.5.so".
> Maybe it is indeed just a symlink to "libtcl8.5.so.0", and so if we
> put "libtcl8.5.so.0" in the "_tklib_cffi.so" then everybody would be
> happy.  However I have no clue how to do that in the .so without tons
> of non-portable tricks.  gcc is invoked with "-ltcl", and figures out
> at compilation time that it means "link with libtcl8.5.so".

I just tested and re-downloading it works out of the box without any
need to recompile. Perhaps an easier solution is just to mention that
tk8.5-dev may be needed as a dependency for those binaries.


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