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Perl/Tk problems (was Can you help me?)

The error message shows that the perl module is not installed. I'm
not sure how Redhat would handle this; I generally just install perl
modules from the source.

First you'd fetch the latest version of from


Then untar it and cd into its directory:

    tar xzf Tk800.015.tar.gz
    cd Tk800.015

Now build and install it (as root):

    perl Makefile.PL
    make install

On 5 Nov 1999, Shirley Rieven wrote:

> I recently got a linux machine running redhat 6.1 and would like to
> write perl scripts using the Tk library. I am an ok perl programmer
> but totally new to tk.  Because I am trying to learn tk, I was reading
> the O'Reilly book Perl/Tk which said to do the following test to
> determine whether tk was installed:
> >perl -e 'use tk'
> Well, I did this and got the following message:
> Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00404 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl .) at -e line 1.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at -e line 1.
> This error was almost identical to the one that O'Reilly suggested
> I would get if tk wasn't installed, but according to rpm -e tk,
> it is!
> rpm -q returned the following:
> perl-5.00503-2
> tk-8.0.4-29
> I tried rpm -l to determine the components in the tk package to
> see if the elusive was in there, but alas, I found nothing
> like it.
> Also, locate found no reference.
> I have been told by another guru that under "Damien?" perl-tk is
> a separate set of bindings (~5Mb) and that I probably needed the
> redhat version.  Might anyone know anything about this? Or
> could you point me to someone who might have some experience with
> this issue maybe?  I could use any help I can get.
> Thanks,
> Shirley Rieven

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