Changing TK

Kragen Sitaker kragen at
Mon Jun 10 23:52:23 CEST 2002

Eric Brunel <eric.brunel at> writes:
> However, both are not referenced at all in, so "tweaking" it 
> would not be of any help... When you get a new tcl/tk installation, you 
> *must* recompile the interpreter, or you won't ever see any change.

Well, you must at least recompile the _tkinter extension module; you
only need to recompile the interpreter if _tkinter is statically
linked into it, which is unusual.

> But DON'T EVER replace former tcl/tk libraries by newer ones without 
> recompiling, even if they have the same name! It *may* work, but if it 
> doesn't, the tk support in your Python will be completely and definitely 
> broken...

In Linux, at least, if you add new Tcl/Tk libraries with different
version numbers, Python and Tkinter will happily continue to use the
ones they were built against.

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