tcl - Tool Command Language (default version) - shell

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename tcl_8.6.9+1+b1_i386.deb
Package name tcl
Package version 8.6.9+1+b1
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel::lang:tcl interpreters role::metapackage
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian Tcl/Tk Packagers <>
Download size 5.78 KB
Installed size 23.00 KB


Package Version Architecture Repository
tcl_8.6.9+1+b1_amd64.deb 8.6.9+1+b1 amd64 Debian Main
tcl - - -


Name Value
tcl8.6 >= 8.6.9+dfsg-2


Name Value
tclsh -


Type URL
Binary Package tcl_8.6.9+1+b1_i386.deb
Source Package tcltk-defaults

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tcl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tcl




2019-02-24 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.9+1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add symlinks to the versioned tcl8.6.pc and tk8.6.pc pkgconfig control
* Bump standards version to 4.3.0.
2015-11-20 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added ${libtclXY:Depends}, ${libtkXY:Depends}, ${libtcl:Depends} and
${libtk:Depends} substitution variables to the tcltk-depends script.
* Added support for the stage1 build profile which makes the source package
no longer build depend on TeXLive and doesn't build tcl-doc and tk-doc
packages (closes: #738130).
* Removed subversion from the build dependencies list.
* Removed long gone tetex from the build dependencies list.
* Added ghostscript to the build dependencies.
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.6.
2014-03-08 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+8) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload into unstable.
2014-02-20 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+7) experimental; urgency=low
* Added new substitution variables ${tclXY:Depends} and ${tkXY:Depends}
to tcltk-depends script.
* Fixed version comparison in tcl.prerm and tk.prerm.
* Updated the Debian Tcl/Tk policy version to 0.3.0.
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.5.
2013-09-25 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+6) experimental; urgency=low
* Removed lbtcl-dev and libtk-dev packages after a discussion on
debian-devel mailing list.
2013-08-24 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+5) experimental; urgency=low
* Fixed building architecture dependent packages only.
2013-08-24 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+4) experimental; urgency=low
* Added conflicts and replaces headers for libtcl-dev and libtk-dev (with
tcl-dev and tk-dev respectively) to make the packages upgradable from
versions in stable (closes: #720464).
2013-08-19 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+3) experimental; urgency=low
* Restored tcl-dev and tk-dev dummy packages for better backward
* Relaxed interdependencies between binary packages (removed unnecessary
version restrictions).
2013-08-02 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0+2) experimental; urgency=low
* Converted to 3.0 (native) source package format.
* Changed version scheme from 8.6.0-2 to 8.6.0+2 because the former
violates Debian policy (section 5.6.12).
* Removed lintian overrides.
* Don't use the alternatives mechanism for selecting the default Tcl/Tk
version. Use plain symlinks instead. This includes removing all tclsh
and wish alternatives in the preinst scripts (closes: #628179).
* Renamed tcl-dev and tk-dev packages to libtcl-dev and libtk-dev
(providing the former as virtual packages for backward compatibility).
* Updated conflicts with tcl/tk 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 and 8.6 packages to the
latest versions which stil use alternatives.
* Provide tclsh and wish virtual packages (by tcl and tk respectively)
for backward compatibility with the older Tcl/Tk policy recommendations.
* Rewritten debian/rules to make it work more like a Makefile than like a
series of shell scripts.
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.4.
* Increased debhelper compatibility version to 9.
* Added multi-arch support.
* Bumped compatible Tcl/Tk version to 8.6.0-2.
* Removed tcl from the tk dependencies because the tclsh is not necessary
for a windowed applications or shell to run.
* Added conflicts and replaces tk-tile headers to the tcl-dev package,
acknowledging NMU.
2011-09-04 - Sergei Golovan <>
tcltk-defaults (8.6.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Changed the default Tcl/Tk version to 8.6 for experimental.
* Bumped standards version to 3.9.2. No changes.

See Also

Package Description
tclcl-dev_1.20-9_all.deb transitional dummy package to libtclcl-dev
tclcl_1.20-9+b1_i386.deb tcl2c++ and otcldoc program from tclcl
tclcurl_7.22.0+hg20160822-2_i386.deb Tcl bindings to libcurl
tclgeoip_0.2-1.1+b1_i386.deb Tcl extension implementing GeoIP lookup functions
tcliis_8.0.1+repack-2+b1_i386.deb Tcl IIS protocol package
tcllib-critcl_1.19-dfsg-2+b1_i386.deb Standard Tcl Library (CriTcl accelerators)
tcllib_1.19-dfsg-2_all.deb Standard Tcl Library
tclodbc_2.5.1-2+b1_i386.deb ODBC extension for Tcl
tclspice_31.3-1_i386.deb NGSpice library for Tcl
tclws_2.6.2-1_all.deb Tcl Web Services
tclx8.4-dev_8.4.1-4_i386.deb Extended Tcl (TclX) - development package
tclx8.4-doc_8.4.1-4_all.deb Extended Tcl (TclX) - manpages
tclx8.4_8.4.1-4_i386.deb Extended Tcl (TclX) - shared library
tclxapian_1.4.12-2_i386.deb Xapian search engine interface for Tcl
tclxml-dev_3.2.7-4_i386.deb Tcl library for XML parsing - development files