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Xilinx TCL and Cygwin

Started by Rob Gaddi September 9, 2009
I was just starting to try to do some playing with TCL, and ran into an
interesting problem.  If you're running bash through Cygwin:

A) Trying to run xtclsh just hangs entirely, forcing you to kill the
process.

B) The built-in Cygwin tclsh seems to work fine, but when you try to
execute the line >> source $env(XILINX)/bin/xilinx-init.tcl << you get
the response "The XILINX environment variable is not set or is empty."
with XILINX set to either C:/Xilinx/11.1/ISE or
to /cygdrive/c/Xilinx/11.1/ISE.

xtclsh runs fine when executed under the normal Windows XP cmd shell,
but if I've got to sit around hopping back and forth between shells its
going to make for a very complicated build process.

I figured CAF was about the only place where someone might know about
working with TCL scripts for Xilinx designs under Cygwin.  So...anyone?

Thanks,
Rob

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Rob Gaddi, Highland Technology
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On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:38:39 -0700, Rob Gaddi
<rgaddi@technologyhighland.com> wrote:

>I was just starting to try to do some playing with TCL, and ran into an >interesting problem. If you're running bash through Cygwin: > >A) Trying to run xtclsh just hangs entirely, forcing you to kill the >process. > >B) The built-in Cygwin tclsh seems to work fine, but when you try to >execute the line >> source $env(XILINX)/bin/xilinx-init.tcl << you get >the response "The XILINX environment variable is not set or is empty." >with XILINX set to either C:/Xilinx/11.1/ISE or >to /cygdrive/c/Xilinx/11.1/ISE.
Could be your version of windows or cygwin. Under Vista 64 SP2 and cygwin 1.5.25-15 everything above works. -- Muzaffer Kal DSPIA INC. ASIC/FPGA Design Services http://www.dspia.com
Rob Gaddi wrote:
> I was just starting to try to do some playing with TCL, and ran into an > interesting problem. If you're running bash through Cygwin:
cygwin is a time bandit. try cmd.exe tcl or wish or modelsim transcript or linux bash. Good luck. -- Mike Treseler