There seems to be no Debian packages for XOTcl. The installation instruction of XOTcl mentioned TCL sources are a must. Many people will put-off installation because of these points.(That was the reason I, vkvalli did not try this beautiful software for long time)
Things are not that complex.Here is a instruction to get it going.
Actually TCL headers are required, not full source files.(This can be mentioned more explicit like the way in otcl web-site).
Debian packages required - tcl package and tcl-dev package. tcl-dev is required if you want to compile any C based extension for Tcl.
(replace xxx or _xxx with required version numbers)
In my case,
apt-get install tcl8.4 apt-get install tcl8.4-dev
I assume the required packages for compiling C code are present. (someone please mention, if required).
Get the source code from xotcl website.
let us say you had downloaded xotcl_xx.tar.gz to '/var/downloads'
cd /var/downloads tar xvzf xotcl_xx.tar.gz cd /var/downloads/xotclxxx ./configure --with-actiweb --with-tcl=/usr/lib/tcl8.4 make
Now you will have libxotclxxx.so in /var/downloads/xotclxxx
Now copy that (*.so) into you desired directory and play with xotcl. let us say , the desired directory is /var/devl/tcl.
cp /var/downloads/xotcl_xx/libxo*.so /var/devl/tcl cd /var/devl/tcl tclsh load ./libxotclxxx.so namespace import xotcl::* Object junk junk destroy
The above approach makes it easier for me to have xotcl in any desired machine. Just copy the libxo*.so
If one prefers the lib in standard directories
cd /var/downloads/xotcl_xx make install
Then typical tcl session would be
tclsh package require XOTcl namespace import xotcl::*
for more info xotcl for prototyping
milarepa - 2012-12-12 09:26:29