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+ActiveTcl is ActiveState's quality-assured distribution of Tcl.
+# see <>
+# <>
+If you want to use ActiveTcl binary package as the Tcl/Tk libraries,
+please use the following configure options.
+ --with-tcl-dir=<ActiveTcl_root>
+ --with-tk-dir=<ActiveTcl_root>
+And use the followings if you need.
+ --with-tcllib=<libname>
+ --with-tklib=<libname>
+ --enable-tcltk-stubs
+For example, when you install ActiveTcl-8.4.x to '/usr/local/ActiveTcl',
+ configure --with-tcl-dir=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/ \
+ --with-tk-dir=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/ \
+ --with-tcllib=tclstub8.4 \
+ --with-tklib=tkstub8.4 \
+ --enable-tcltk-stubs
+It depends on your environment that you have to add the directory of
+ActiveTcl's libraries to your library path when execute Ruby/Tk.
+One of the way is to add entries to TCLLIBPATH environment variable,
+and one of the others add to LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable
+Probably, using TCLLIBPATH is better. The value is appended at the
+head of Tcl's 'auto_path' variable. You can see the value of the
+variable by using 'Tk::AUTO_PATH.value' or 'Tk::AUTO_PATH.list'.
+For example, on Linux, one of the ways is to use LD_LIBRARY_PATH
+environment variable.
+ [bash]$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH \
+ ruby your-Ruby/Tk-script
+ [bash]$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH irb
+Based on it, the Tcl interpreter changes auto_path variable's value.
+Then, you'll be able to use Tcl/Tk extension libraries included in the
+ActiveTcl package (e.g. call TkPackage.require('BWidget'), and then,
+use functions/widgets of BWidget extention).
+ Hidetoshi NAGAI (