How to successfully install redis-server on Ubuntu 11.04 .. I'm getting some Error! I wanted to install the current stable redis on Ubuntu 11.04

I see that in apt-repository the latest they have is

Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> Architecture: i386   
Source: redis Version: 2:2.0.1-2 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), adduser
Filename: pool/universe/r/redis/redis-server_2.0.1-2_i386.deb

uname -a

 2.6.38-11-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 29 19:05:14 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386      GNU/Linux

Install Procedure

$ wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.2.12.tar.gz
$ tar xzf redis-2.2.12.tar.gz
$ cd redis-2.2.12
$ make


cd src && make test
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/<username>/redis-2.2.12/src'
(cd ..; tclsh8.5 tests/test_helper.tcl --tags "" --file "")
/bin/sh: tclsh8.5: not found
make[1]: *** [test] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/<usernam>/redis-2.2.12/src'
make: *** [test] Error 2
  • is there a ".configure" file? usually you have to run it i.e. "./configure" - as to the error - have you installed build-essential. have you got "tcl" installed? – fossfreedom Aug 27 '11 at 15:08
  • There is no ".configure" file, but I just now checked that it didn't had tcl 8.5., which I have Installed now... Also Build-essential is already installed. Now testing .. make test && make install – user7044 Aug 27 '11 at 15:20
  • I beat you by 2 minutes ;) If it is working please either upvote/accept my answer or add in your own answer and upvote/accept it. – Rinzwind Aug 27 '11 at 15:23

It is a common error that shows up when you did not install tcl8.5 (source).

You need to install tcl8.5

sudo apt-get install -y tcl
  • Installation went successfully. Here are the results. ...........................PIPELINING stresser (also a regression for the old ep......................... 831 tests, 831 passed, 0 failed – user7044 Aug 27 '11 at 16:18
  • Excellent! tar install always is a little more tricky than deb installs :) – Rinzwind Aug 27 '11 at 16:19
  • that's true indeed, sometimes we need to keep watch of the dependencies. – user7044 Aug 27 '11 at 16:24
  1. You have to install tcl

    $ sudo apt-get install tcl8.5
  2. After the installation make test

    $ make test

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