idle on linux

Davor Cengija dcengija_remove_ at
Sun Mar 16 10:10:35 CET 2003

Luke wrote:

> Hi,
> I've tried to install idle in RedHat 8.0
> Installed python tools, tcl, tk
> But when I start idle at the prompt ('/usr/bin/idle') I get the following
> message:
> ImportError: No module named Tkinter

Mandrake (and most likely RedHat, as well) comes with tkinter packed as 
rpm. You just need to install it.

davor at lothar ~ $ rpm -qi tkinter
Name        : tkinter                      Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 2.2                               Vendor: MandrakeSoft
Release     : 9mdk                          Build Date: Sun 24 Feb 2002 
04:24:10 PM CET
Install date: Sun 21 Jul 2002 10:01:41 PM CEST      Build Host:
Group       : Development/Python            Source RPM: 
Size        : 1626606                          License: Modified CNRI Open 
Source License
Packager    : Stew Benedict <sbenedict at>
URL         :
Summary     : A graphical user interface for the Python scripting language
Description :
The Tkinter (Tk interface) program is an graphical user interface for
the Python scripting language.

You should install the tkinter package if you'd like to use a graphical
user interface for Python programming.

Davor Cengija, dcengija_remove_ at

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