Tkinter "Expected boolean value"

Grzegorz Dostatni grzegorz at
Fri Nov 28 03:44:57 CET 2003

I am sorry to be reposting this after only 20 hours, but this newsgroup is
very busy and I am quite desperate for an answer.

Please, if you know anything about this problem - let me know.
I am running the newest version of both python and tcl/tk available for

Grzegorz Dostatni

On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Grzegorz Dostatni wrote:

> Good morning.
> I've got a Tkinter problem:
> File "/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-tk/", line 2310, in selection_present
> return
> TclError: expected boolean value but got ""
> Now a few weeks ago there was a similar problem with the boolean value.
> That's when the tcl started returning "???" for unknown fields in a
> callback. This looks to be related. I am running the newest cygwin version
> of python (Python 2.3 (#1, Aug  5 2003, 09:49:11)) with libtk and libtcl
> 8.4.
> Is it possible to fix this without re-compiling? I've got a lot of
> c-modules/wrappers etc. I'll have to do an installation of my program soon
> and so far I've been able to use only the stock versions of cygwin.
> Greg
> "Many a man may look respectable, and yet be able to hide at will behind a
> 	spiral staircase."
> 				- Pelham (Plum) Grenville  Wodehouse

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