[Idle-dev] IDLE crashes on OS X

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Fri Dec 22 07:59:19 CET 2006


On 21 Dec, 2006, at 21:56, Kurt B. Kaiser wrote:

> "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:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=105470&group_id=5470&func=browse

Feel free to assign the bug to me.

>
> 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.

Me neither.

Mick, do you have a Tk.framework in /Library/Frameworks? If so, could  
you open /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/Current/ 
Resources/"Wish Shell" and tell us the Tcl/Tk versions (found in the  
about dialog).

Ronald

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