red hat 8.0 and python

Dave Reed dreed at
Sun Apr 20 06:05:43 CEST 2003

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 
> 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 
>   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 

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 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 
> distribution, please reply. I have read the info provided on 
>, 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.


More information about the Python-list mailing list