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

Leo leo.broska at NOSPAM.isys.com.au
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\idle.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "tools\idle\idle.py", line 4, in ?
    PyShell.main()
  File "C:\Python\Python22\Tools\idle\PyShell.py", line 748, in main
    root = Tk(className="Idle")
  File "C:\Python\Python22\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1511, in __init__
    self.tk = _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
C:/Python/Py
thon22/lib/tcl8.3 C:/Python/lib/tcl8.3 C:/lib/tcl8.3 C:/lib/tcl8.3/library
C:/li
brary C:/../tcl8.3/library ../tcl8.3/library

This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
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so there might have been a problem with tcl!

i try installing again!

thanks, leooo


"Svein Brekke" <svbrk at start.no> wrote in message
news:21298535.0306030334.243a579c at posting.google.com...
> > [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\idle.py
> Then the error message is kept in the shell, maybe that helps.
>
> BTW: I recommend using IDLEfork (http://idlefork.sourceforge.net) in
stead;
> it works well on your configuration and it has a nice windows installer.
>
> Svein






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