Tkinter and Mac OS X

David Stark stark7 at
Thu Jul 24 22:53:33 CEST 2003

I have Mac OS 10.2 which ships with python.  I downloaded TclTkAqua from
ActiveState and installed it.  Then I get:

>>> import Tkinter
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/lib-tk/", line 35, in ?
    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk
ImportError: No module named _tkinter

After digging around on I get the impression that I have to
download the source and do my own build.  Do I really have to go through
this?  Is the OS X distribution of python different (for a reason)?

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