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package require tar

by doomrak (Initiate)
on Nov 29, 2009 at 09:01 UTC ( #809980=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
doomrak has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have a tcl script calling a lot of perl scripts.

In the beginning of one of the scripts is the command:
#!/bin/sh #\ exec wish "$0" "$@" package require tar
The use is later on down the script in the following lines:
cd [file dirname $source] tar::create /tmp/directoryCopy.[pid].tar [file tail $source] cd $pwd cd $dest tar::untar /tmp/directoryCopy.[pid].tar file delete -force /tmp/directoryCopy.[pid].tar cd $pwd
As soon as I run the script,I get the error message:
Error in startup script: can't find package tar while executing "package require tar" (file "package.tcl" line 6)

could you pls help me debug the reason for the error?

thanks karuna

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Re: package require tar
by holli (Monsignor) on Nov 29, 2009 at 09:57 UTC
    There is no tar module on cpan, so you are probably missing a custom module of your shop/organization/whatever. where did you get the script from?


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Re: package require tar
by angiehope (Pilgrim) on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:07 UTC
    Hi! What operating system do you use?
    It looks like your shell script can't call tar to unpack the tar file in /tmp .
    Tcl itself can process tar files using the tcllib package.

    If you wanted to rewrite the shell script using Perl, I would install Archive::Tar

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