thanks! (was Re: python IDLE on win2000 doesn't startup)

Leo leo.broska at
Wed Jun 4 10:32:09 CEST 2003

thanks svein

the tip with the DOS shell was great

i get the following msg:

Python 2.2.3 (#42, May 30 2003, 18:12:08) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> ^Z

C:\Python\Python22>python tools\idle\
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "tools\idle\", line 4, in ?
  File "C:\Python\Python22\Tools\idle\", line 748, in main
    root = Tk(className="Idle")
  File "C:\Python\Python22\lib\lib-tk\", line 1511, in __init__ = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className)
TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
    {C:\WN16\LIB\TCL7.6} {} {C:\WN16\LIB\TCL7.6} C:/WN16/LIB/tcl8.3
thon22/lib/tcl8.3 C:/Python/lib/tcl8.3 C:/lib/tcl8.3 C:/lib/tcl8.3/library
brary C:/../tcl8.3/library ../tcl8.3/library

This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.

so there might have been a problem with tcl!

i try installing again!

thanks, leooo

"Svein Brekke" <svbrk at> wrote in message
news:21298535.0306030334.243a579c at
> > [snip]
> > any idea wjy the IDLE doesn want to run? do i have to install TkInter
> > separately???
> No, you don't have to install TkInter seperately.
> Try opening a DOS shell and start it with python:
> c:> python c:\python22\tools\idle\
> Then the error message is kept in the shell, maybe that helps.
> BTW: I recommend using IDLEfork ( in
> it works well on your configuration and it has a nice windows installer.
> Svein

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