[Python-Dev] Installing 2.0 seems to have broken Tkinter

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 12:38:09 -0500 (EST)

The RPM isn't "broken."  It just doesn't include _tkinter.  You'll
need to get the separate Tkinter RPM for that.

The separation is intentional, because different Linux distriubtions
have different Tk versions installed.  Rather than have the main RPM
depend on a single Tk version, they are packaged separately.  You can
also use the distutils package to install _tkinter.so.  It will work
with any version of Tk, while the RPMs will only work with the version
of Tk installed on my machine.