Unable to run IDLE from 2.3?

M Wells urbanlegend at ozemail.com.au
Tue Aug 5 21:51:53 CEST 2003


On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 19:56:42 +0200, "Bernard Delmée"
<bdelmee at advalvas.REMOVEME.be> wrote:

>> Has anyone else experienced this and can anyone give me some advice on
>> how to fix it?
>
>Works for me, on Win2000. I've never used XP, but I'd suggest:
>
>*) opening a command-prompt box
>*) cd'ing to %PYTHON_HOME%\lib\idlelib
>    (where PYTHON_HOME=C:\python23 unless changed at install time)
>*) ..\..\python idle.py
>
>watch out for error messages, and let us know...

Hi Bernard,

Well, yes, it seems there is a problem. Having followed your
instructions, I get the following error(s):

C:\Python23\Lib\idlelib>..\..\python idle.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "idle.py", line 23, in ?
    idlelib.PyShell.main()
  File "C:\Python23\lib\idlelib\PyShell.py", line 1264, in main
    root = Tk(className="Idle")
  File "C:\Python23\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1564, in __init__
    self.tk = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className)
_tkinter.TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following
directories:
    {c:\program files\ruby\tcl\lib\tcl8.3} {c:\program
files\ruby\tcl\lib\tcl8.3} {c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.4}
C:/Pytho
n23/lib/tcl8.4 C:/lib/tcl8.4 C:/library

c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl: version conflict for
package "Tcl": have 8.4, need 8.3
version conflict for package "Tcl": have 8.4, need 8.3
    while executing
"package require -exact Tcl 8.3"
    (file "c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl" line 19)
    invoked from within
"source {c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl}"
    ("uplevel" body line 1)
    invoked from within
"uplevel #0 [list source $tclfile]"
c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl: version conflict for
package "Tcl": have 8.4, need 8.3
version conflict for package "Tcl": have 8.4, need 8.3
    while executing
"package require -exact Tcl 8.3"
    (file "c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl" line 19)
    invoked from within
"source {c:/program files/ruby/tcl/lib/tcl8.3/init.tcl}"
    ("uplevel" body line 1)
    invoked from within
"uplevel #0 [list source $tclfile]"


This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.

It appears the fact that I also have ruby installed is causing the
problem? Should I uninstall ruby, do you think, and try re-installing
python? I'd prefer to have access to both of them, but Python is the
language I want to concentrate on at present.

Thank you for your help!

Much warmth,

Murray
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