Install Error ActiveTcl 8.5.18 on Windows 7

Posted by saywhat on 2017-10-30 05:55

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?

ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2017-11-01 08:10

That sounds like a problem with white spaces.

Save the installer to your desktop. That's typically a good place, but it your system is tightly locked down, you may not be able to install unless the ActiveTcl installer is saved to C:\ and run from there. Never install from the Browser, and avoid installing directly from Downloads because that exposes you to certain kinds of Trojan attacks.

8.5.18 is an old style installer. With these, and Windows Vista+, you should always Right click, then Run as Administrator.

Use the default values for the installation path. Don't put it in Program Files unless you're prepared to troubleshoot problems with Tcl.