Since many years I’m using the excellent Tcl/Tk file manager Filerunner. Currently I run version 184.108.40.206 which is quite old. Today I tried to upgrade and my first attemp was version 18.07.19.16 which I downloaded about a year ago but when I try to run it I get this:
Error in startup script: can't find package cursor
"package require cursor"
(file "./fr" line 5641)
The maintainer has informed me that cursor lives in tklib but there is no tklib in the repos, see this page. Has perhaps OpenSuse packaged cursor somewhere else? Does anybody know? Or do I have to build tklib from sources? Is there a particular reason that OpenSuse has excludet tklib?
You can try installing from source.
Don’t know if it’ll work, according to the documentation is supposed to be automatically installed in various known standard locations, but may not know what an openSUSE location is… but the instructions are pretty standard… make|configure|make install.
Otherwise you can try extracting the Fedora 30 (or any other) package and manually moving files to expected locations…
It looks like the last time there was a significant contribution to the coe was years ago, so if you have any old packages of tklib successfully installed on an older machine, you can try that package on current openSUSE…
Thanks for responding! I think I’ll try building from sources first. Since tklib is not part of Leap 15 there is little risk, if any, of breaking something particularly if I install under /usr/local. If it works it will be quite clean with no need to move things around. Unfortunately I do not have any old rpm lying about but perhaps there is an older srpm out there somewhere. Perhaps I’ll look into that first.
Now, I get it. You ran version 19.07.08.17 and it starts just fine without tklib for me too so I will skip version 18.07.19.16. Perhaps some funktion in 19.07.08.17 will require tklib and if so I know where to find it. Thanks again, kerijan2003!
When starting a new version of fr for the first time a pop-up window showing development history is displayed. The entry dated 18.08.26 tells of the cursor package and autoscroll which both live in tklib. A later entry 18.10.11 states that cursor and autoscroll are now optional and fr will only “whimper” if they are not available. The exact meaning of “whimper” I don’t know yet. So I guess that if tklib is installed then fr will take advantage of that and if not then some features will be missing. The near future will show if I can live without those features.
And please forgive my lousy spelling. It’s generally caused by interference from the Swedish part of my brain.