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Bug 1677

Summary: VMware-wizard problem
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Danny <pj34>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Sandy McArthur <Sandy>
Severity: minor    
Priority: Low    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 1686    
Bug Blocks:    

Description Danny 2002-04-11 06:11:03 UTC
vmware builds and installs correctly BUT vmware-wizard looks for tcl 8.0 and
gentoo installs tcl 8.3.3 so vmware-wizard errors with
static@LNX static $ /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-wizard 
Application initialization failed: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following
    /usr/local/src/scriptics/TclPro1.2/lib/tcl8.0 /opt/vmware/lib/tcl8.0
/opt/lib/tcl8.0 /opt/vmware/library /opt/library /opt/tcl8.0/library

This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
Comment 1 Sandy McArthur 2002-04-11 19:37:14 UTC
I have dev-lang/tcl-8.3.3 installed and vmware-wizard works for me. Also as best
as I can tell vmware-wizard doens't use tcl at all:

# ldd /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-wizard => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4002d000) => /lib/ (0x400f5000) => /lib/ (0x400f8000) => /lib/ (0x4011a000)
/lib/ => /lib/ (0x40000000)
Comment 2 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-04-12 23:28:58 UTC

I also had this problem.  Maybe try doing a fresh install and see what happens?
Comment 3 Sandy McArthur 2002-04-13 01:24:45 UTC
Hrm, I think I was using the newest vmware when I wrote comment 1. I'll go back
a version and check it out.
Comment 4 Sandy McArthur 2002-04-13 02:17:46 UTC
Ok, I'll admit that wmare-wizard use tcl. If you run `strings vmware-wizard`
you'll see some tcl stuff. I'll fix the relevant DEPEND lines.

That said, I have the problem of "it works for me" which makes it real hard to
fix your problem, any chance you can be descriptive about when you ran
vmware-wizard? Was it before you ran vmware-config? Were the kernel modules
loaded? Anything else that may be relevent?
Comment 5 Danny 2002-04-13 02:26:09 UTC
I ran vmware config allready and the modules were all loaded the thing is is
that vmware-config is lookin for tcl 8.0 and gentoo has 8.3.3 "I think thats the
problem" vmware itself runs fine just the wizard does not because of the tcl issue
Comment 6 Danny 2002-04-13 02:29:39 UTC
also if you talk on op my nick is [static] if you want to talk more about it
Comment 7 Sandy McArthur 2002-04-13 03:27:40 UTC
After talking to Danny on IRC and banging my head on the desk alot Danny said
the problem went away after he upgraded to VMware 3.1 . So I'm going hold off on
worrying anymore about this until after the 3.1 package is made live and ppl
have problems with it. See bug #1686 if you can't wait for the final 3.1 ebuild.
Comment 8 Sandy McArthur 2002-04-13 03:29:51 UTC
Sorry, I need sleep, I got the Bug depends on and bug blocks confused.