Installation Support for ActiveTcl

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActiveTcl

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ActiveTcl Demos

Having just installed TCL 8.5.9, and using Teacup to install the Expect Pakage successfully, I can't find the Expect Demo. The documentatio indicates:

"Expect for Windows includes a number of demonstration applications to help you get started. These demos are installed in the demos\Expect directory beneath the Tcl installation directory (by default, C:\Tcl\demos\Expect)."

HOwever, the demos are not present here.

Error 12007 ActiveTCL installation.

i am trying to install active TCL in windows 7 and i get error 12007. then i acept and get the following description.

Warning 4156. Failed to correctly acquire vc_redist.x64.exe file: CRC error. Continue installation of ActiveTcl 8.6.6 Build 8606 (64 Bits)?

thanks in advance.

Install Error ActiveTcl 8.5.18 on Windows 7

Hi all,

I am trying to install ActiveTcl 8.5.18 32-bit (just downloaded from ActiveState). When I double click I get an error that says "list element in quotes followed by ";"C:/Program instead of space". Can someone tell me how to get around this error so I can install?


Does tklib0.5 comes with any tcl/tk package(any version) or need to install the tklib0.5 sepeartely irrespective of tcl version

Installing Active Tcl on Windows XP

Installer ActiveTcl 8.6.6-8607 does not work under Windows XP SP3. This is normal? Windows XP is no longer supported?

MacOS: “ActiveTcl-8.6.pkg” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

> Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the App Store and identified developers.
> “ActiveTcl-8.6.pkg” is on the disk image “ActiveTcl8.”. downloaded this disk image today at 11:10 AM from

I have to go to the Security & Privacy preferences panel and click "Open Anyway".
Oh well...

Unable to load Sqlite3

I issue the command

load C:\\Tcl\\lib\\sqlite-dll-win64-x64-3130000\\sqlite3.dll sqlite3

and get

cannot find symbol "Sqlite3_Init"

what obviously indicates that used ddl is not Tcl wrapper but C-library.
Is it intentionally put there or mistakenly?

I installed Tcl 8.6.4 using downloader

ActiveTcl 8.6 not being detected by ActivePython 3.6

I have installed Active Python 3.6 and Active Tcl 8.6 on a Mac with seemingly no issues, but I have realised Tcl/tk 8.5 is still being used. I am trying to use Tkinter with Python3.6 and need to use Tcl/tk 8.6. Any help would be great as I have spent hours on this already. I believe I need to override something Apple is doing.

ActiveTcl 8.6.6 lacking documentation on many packages

I have installed the latest ActiveTcl distribution. It comes with a large number of packages, which is very nice, but the documentation for many of these packages is lacking. For instance, there is no documentation to be found on the various modules in Tcllib or Tklib.

That makes it difficult to effectively use these packages.