Slackware - claims to be the original Linux distribution.

Tcl related packages are available in the repository.

Scott Beasley Well, not the original, but the oldest still in use. I count Yggdrasil as the first "real" Linux distribution. BTW, I am a Slack user.

tb Slackware was based on SLS (Soft Landing System), a Linux distribution that came on 26 floppy disks :)

Scott Beasley SLS was never much more than a play toy, but Slack fixed it right up! :) The Bad ole days of Linux ;)

tb Hail Patrick! :)

RLE (2012-01-06): According to the Wikipedia page on SLS [L1 ] it was:

  • "SLS was the first release to offer a comprehensive Linux distribution containing more than the Linux kernel and basic utilities, including TCP/IP and the X Window System."

My first several Linux installs were via SLS and the 26 floppy shuffle... Then Slackware arrived and that was it for SLS.

Siqsuruq - 2012-01-06 21:54:05

Im a Slack user too. Slackware rocks!!!

witek - 2012-01-07

Those who find Slackware 'too simple' and thus requiring a bit of customization, might be interested in Salix - - still being fully backwards compatible with Slackware but that comes with LibreOfice and slapt-get package manager (tcl and tk available via slapt-get -i tk). Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories, which they can use as an "extra" quality source of software for their favorite distribution.