red hat 8.0 and python

Peter piotrus at sympatico.ca
Sun Apr 20 07:48:41 CEST 2003


Peter wrote:
> Dave Reed wrote:
> 
>> On Saturday 19 April 2003 23:25, Peter wrote:
>>
>>> I've just installed Red hat 8.0, and although python 2.2.1 comes with 
>>> it, i cannot use anything which uses the Tkinter library (this 
>>
>>
>> includes
>>
>>> IDLE). I a few other packages work, and the interpreter runs fine. I 
>>> suppose that this might be due to the setup, but I cannot figure it 
>>
>>
>> out.
>>
>>>  Could it be that Tkinter module does not come with the python 
>>> distribution which came with Red Hat 8.0? I read that it should, but 
>>> I searched my whole computer for anything with “tk” in the name with no 
>>
>>
>> luck.
>>
>>
>> It's on one of the CDs - install the tkinter-2.2.1-17 rpm file.
>>
>>
>>
>>> I downloaded the rpm's for the python 2.2.2 (from www.python.org) but 
>>> simple "rpm -i" or "rpm -U" installing gives me errors; conflicts 
>>> with the currently installed version. I am not quite sure whether I 
>>> should try uninstalling what is there now because I've read that the 
>>> a few programs need it to run.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions? Also if anyone knows of a webpage listing the 
>>> step-by-step instructions on how to install/uninstall/upgrade the 
>>
>>
>> python
>>
>>> distribution, please reply. I have read the info provided on 
>>> www.python.org, but it is not detailed enough for me.
>>
>>
>>
>> If you just want Tkinter, install the above mentioned RPM rather than
>> going to the trouble of upgrading.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
> 
> Thanks Dave:
> 
> I found the file (it's on the third CD) but when I try to install it 
> (using rpm -i ) i get:
> 
> error:  Failed dependencies:
>      libtix.so.0 is needed by tkinter-2.2.1-17
> 
> I am not sure how to even begin looking where that library might be...
> 
> Any help would be appreciated..
> 
> Peter
> 

I found it. libtix.so.0 is on the same CD inside 
tix-8.2.0b1-74.i386.rpm. Now Tkinter works!

Cheers.







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