Debian / Ubuntu

TCL is dying

Hello, as I understood Tcl is dying language.
Nobody using it anymore.
There is no more TDK. I have license, I really like it, but no more support.
No more teacup and teapot? Should I learn new programming language?
Its really sad, I really love Tcl and Tk.

How do I join Tcl Devkit beta group

Hello folks,

What is the correct procedure to join the TCL DevKit beta program? I have been using tcl since the early 90's and have built some substantive systems with it. I am working on a C++ code generator written in TCL right now and would greatly benefit from the tools available in the DevKit. Also, I did buy Komodo back when I was with the AOL dev group. But, I let my license lapse when I left to go to the Pentagon and no longer needed a high caliber Windows editor.


Arthur Sera

ActivePython 3.4

I am developing a MySQL application. From what I can see, MySQL only supports Python 3.4. What is the last ActivePyton release of Python 3.4 and where can I get it?

Licence not activated under Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


I have a commercial license for Komodo IDE. I have just installed Komodo under Ubuntu 16.04.1, accepting a trial license. After that I have downloaded the license activation script and tun it with root privileges (sudo). The script says "ActiveState license installed successfully" but Komodo IDE still says I am running the trial license and I have 19 days left ...

Can you please advise ?

Best Regards,


PerlApp created executable not running with nonexec permission on /tmp directory


We are using PerlApp to create freestanding executable from perl script.
When the executable built with PerlApp runs, it extracts its dynamic object files in the /tmp/pdk directory. However, it is not working on those systems which have some security permission like nonexec and non writable on /tmp directory.

Our application run on different ports and the problem is same on Window,Linu and AIX platform.

exp_send not handling binary data correctly

I'm trying to use Expect to read and write bytes across a serial port to a hardware device. I've got a logic analyzer watching the serial TX and RX lines, so I can see what is sent and received. Everything works ok as long as bit 7 of the data is not set. If bit 7 is set, it looks like 0xC2 is prepended to the real data (i.e. two bytes are sent, 0xC2 followed by the data). A snippet of code that I tested this with:

if {[catch {open $options(-port) r+} handle]} {
return -code error "port $options(-port) failed to open: $handle"

Installing active perl in lubuntu: Paths? Man?

i just installed active perl, and it went without a hitch, except... i have no idea how to set the PATH and MAN variables as suggested in the documentation or the prompt after installation. it doesnt go into much detail and assumes the user knows what to do. well i dont know what to do...

Need to install tclXML 3.2

I'm running on Ubuntu, with ActiveState TCL 8.6 I'm doing some basic XML stuff, and all was working okay. I now have some poorly formed XML to deal with, and need some function that is available in tclXML-3.2 (The ability to catch errors without the program abending, basically.) I can only find tclXML-2.6 available via teacup, although I can find the tclXML-3.2 package on the web.

I presume I have to do one of two things...
o install the new tclXML-3.2 package using teacup - if that's possible

Corrupted Files when running the ActivePerl Linux installer


When I run the installer, it reports that several files are corrupted. I see this error:
This installer package does not have the expected content. Please try to download a fresh copy of ActivePerl from ActiveState's website at If you still have problems please contact us at SupportEmail.

How do I fix this?


Trash this folder. Download a fresh copy, and do not open the Download with the Linux Archive Manager.

Archive Managers use an incompatible algorithm.

Go to a Terminal Window, and extract the file on the command line, using GNUtar instead:

Can't load 'auto/Net/SSH2/' for module Net::SSH2

If I'm trying to start a binary compiled on a fresh 32Bit-Ubuntu on an older system I'm getting the following error:

Can't load 'auto/Net/SSH2/' for module Net::SSH2:
auto/Net/SSH2/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or
directory at /PerlApp/ line 212.

It was discussed before in case:
but without a confirmed solution.

Is there an approved solution in the meantime ?

Thanks in advance