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Minimal, yet complete, tcl distribution based on Alpine Linux: tls, tdbc, tcllib are onboard!
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An Alpine Linux based mini Tcl for Docker.

This contains a restricted set of packages necessary for running Tcl 8.6
applications. It is based on an installation of the packages available in Alpine
Linux, and an install of the latest tcllib. That should leave you with tls,
expect, all the Tcl 8.6 packages (threads, database connections, etc.) and the
whole of the tcllib. The pure-tcl readline is
enabled by default for the root user in the container so you will have a decent
prompt at the command line.

Building and Running

To build, simply write:

docker build -t efrecon/mini-tcl .

To run and get an interactive Tcl prompt:

docker run -it --rm efrecon/mini-tcl

Running your own scripts

This image exports /opt/tcl as a volume and arranges to give that
directory and its sub-directory lib as additional locations when
looking for packages. This means that you should be able to mount
local directories onto /opt/tcl to run your own code within the

Additionally, the image exports /opt/data to place random data that
you might wish to access from within the container.

Versions and Tags

This image tries to follow the release cycle of the
official Alpine linux image from docker.
Available are the following tags:


Thanks to the maintainer of the Tcl package on
to have spent the
time providing the initial tls

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