Python2.0 rpm's don't have IDLE?

Miki someone at
Tue Mar 20 18:24:43 CET 2001

I had the same problem. What I did was get Python 2.0 as a tarball and
install it that way. Even though IDLE doesn't install, it is still in the
"Tools" subdirectory. I just copied the entire Tools folder to
/user/local/lib/python and changed the shell script "idle" in /usr/bin to
the new path of "".
This worked for me on Redhat 6.1

"Martin Brown" <mjbjr at> wrote in message
news:OaEt6.2328$Up.121023 at
> I've downloaded and installed the 3 Python2.0 rpm's retrieved:
>    BeOpen-Python-2.0-1.i386.rpm
>    Tkinter-2.0-8.0-3.i386.rpm
>    expat-1.1-1.i386.rpm
> I've checked the installation directories, but there doesn't seem to be a
> copy of IDLE.  The web site says IDLE 0.6 is included in Python2.0.  Also,
> as a separate package, apparently, only version 0.5 is available.
> Suggestions on how to get version 0.6 of IDLE into my Python2.0
> installation greatly appreciated.
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