[issue6941] Socket error when launching IDLE

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Fri Nov 19 20:23:46 CET 2010

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

Download and install a current release 2.6.6, 2.7, or 3.1.2 (or 2.7.1 or 3.1.3 in a week or so). Disable or otherwise reconfigure whatever firewall or security software you have that is blocking the socket connection (as your screenshot says).

If you still have a problem, ask on python-list and give the info needed for people to help (hardware, os and version, python version, security/firewall software). The bug tracker is for solving problems with Python, not with user machines.

Note that 2.6.6 and 3.1.3 are the last bugfix releases for their respective versions.

nosy: +terry.reedy
resolution:  -> works for me
status: open -> closed

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