Compiling Python with Tkinter

Kragen Sitaker kragen at
Sun Dec 16 16:41:30 EST 2001

Ben Ocean <zope at> writes:
> After correcting a few mistakes to which you brought my attention, I now 
> get this output upon attempting make:
> /opt/tcltk/include/tk.h:83:29: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
> This file does *not* exist, anywhere...
> I never use XWindows, so I'm wondering if it's even installed properly, or 
> if I really need it for Tkinter. Your advice?

What do you want Tkinter for if you don't use X Windows?  What
platform are you trying to build this stuff on?

Tk has front-ends for X, Microsoft Windows, and the Mac; it needs one
of these around in order to compile at all.

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