isaexec and Tcl/Tk

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Thu Dec 19 16:26:40 CET 2013

Hi Oliver,

Am 19.12.2013 um 16:09 schrieb Oliver Kiddle <opk at>:
> An upgrade to opencsw has broken our various Tcl/Tk applications.
> This appears to be a consequence of tclsh now being a link to isaexec.
> Running tclsh gets us the 64-bit version and then we can't load 32-bit
> libraries. Building our software 64-bit is not an option.
> Is there a way such as via an environment variable to tell isaexec to
> prefer a 32-bit binary? Or is there some other solution like perhaps using
> the alternatives mechanism to point tclsh8.5 at sparcv8plus/tclsh8.5
> instead of at isaexec? I know that as a last resort, we can change the
> #! line of our scripts but there's a lot.

Or alternatively I could just exclude tclsh from isaexec and require
explicit calling. You can do this also right now by explicitly calling


Best regards

  -- Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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