[New-bugs-announce] [issue3881] IDLE won't start in custom directory.

Jacob report at bugs.python.org
Tue Sep 16 15:48:38 CEST 2008

New submission from Jacob <jacoberen at gmail.com>:


I run Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) on Windows Vista
Home Premium.
IDLE won't start if not installed in the default directory.
When insalled in a custom directory, running idle.py
(\Lib\idlelib\idle.py) produces this error:

"Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Programmer\Python\lib\idlelib\idle.py", line 21, in <module>
File "C:\Programmer\Python\lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 1390, in main
root= Tk(className="Idle")
File "C:\Programmer\Python\lib\idlelib\Tkinter.py", line 1636, in
__init__ self.tk = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className,
interactive, wantobjects, useTk, sync, use)
_tkinter.TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following
directories: {C:\Programmer\Python\tcl\tcl8.4}
{C:\Programmer\Python\tcl\tcl8.4} C:/Programmer/Python/tcl/tcl8.4
C:/Programmer/Python/lib/tcl8.4 C:/Programmer/Python/lib/tcl8.4
C:/lib/tcl8.4 C:/library C:/tcl8.4/library

This probable means that Tcl wasn't installed properly."

components: IDLE, Library (Lib), Windows
messages: 73301
nosy: kimsey0
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE won't start in custom directory.
type: crash
versions: Python 2.5

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