Compiling Python with Tk Support

Miki Tebeka tebeka at cs.bgu.ac.il
Mon Feb 24 08:26:36 CET 2003


Hello Darren,

> ./python: error while loading shared libraries: libtk8.4.so: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
> 
> However this file does exist in /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.so
try setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH before you run python
(e.g. $export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib)

Another solution might be recompiling tcl/tk with prefix=/usr (not the
default /usr/local).

HTH.
Miki




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