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.

ActiveTcl installation fails on Win 7 with a generic error message

I tried two versions currently available. Both fail the same way. Tried rebooting my PC to no avail. Tried running the installer from a command line as an administrator. Even tried redirecting the output to a log file, all to no avail.

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.