[Idle-dev] IDLE crashes on OS X

Kurt B. Kaiser kbk at shore.net
Thu Dec 21 21:56:13 CET 2006

"Mick Lumsdon" <mick.lumsdon at gmail.com> writes:

> I am having a major problem using IDLE on my imac: it crashes as soon
> as I select 'preferences' (on IDLE 1.2, Python 2.5)  or 'configure
> IDLE' (IDLE 1.1.4, Python 2.4.4)
> Terminal reports a "Segmentation fault" upon the crash.
> My system is OS X v 10.4.8, iMac G5, 1 GB ram, and seems otherwise stable.
> Please, can anyone tell me is there a known cause for this behaviour?
> Should I direct this query elsewhere?

The best thing would be to enter a bug on the Python Tracker:


I don't have a way of testing on the Mac.

IDLE is written in pure Python, so it's either something in Python itself,
the installation on OS X, or a problem with your imac.  I haven't heard
about a problem like this.


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