2.3 Redhat 9 Tkinter IDLE

RT Lange whiteywidow at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 3 20:40:27 CEST 2003

On Sun, 03 Aug 2003 19:45:01 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> "RT Lange" <whiteywidow at yahoo.com> writes:
>> /usr/lib/Python-2.3/Modules/_tkinter.c:96:2: #error "unsupported Tcl configuration"
> That is the problem. Quoting from README:
> Red Hat Linux: Red Hat 9 built Python2.2 in UCS-4 mode and hacked
> 	Tcl to support it. To compile Python2.3 with Tkinter, you will
> 	need to pass --enable-unicode=ucs4 flag to ./configure. 
> In this case "it is so difficult" because Redhat chose to hack Tcl.
> HTH,
> Martin

thank you Martin; that did it.

at least now the problem/solution is documented for people who:
A) are too lazy/impatient to read the README file (guilty)
B) think all their problems can be solved by searching groups.google.com (guilty


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