homebrew 2.3 install on RedHat9 not playing nice with Tkinter

Martin Franklin mfranklin1 at gatwick.westerngeco.slb.com
Mon Sep 1 10:53:32 CEST 2003

On Monday 01 September 2003 9:44 am, Anthony Baxter wrote:
> >>> Martin Franklin wrote
> >
> > On way round this little problem would be to build your own Tcl/Tk
> > (thats what I did)  Not only will you get a working Python 2.3 but you
> > get the new options in Tk 8.4 too all for an extra couple of downloads
> > and about 30 mins of 'work'.
> Alternatively, use the RPMs I built from
> http://www.interlink.com.au/anthony/tech/rh9-tcltk/
> These replace the RH9 Tcl/Tk RPMs with ones that are built from the
> vanilla Tcl/Tk sources; the Redhat breakage is removed. They can just
> be installed with rpm -U tcl*.rpm tk*.rpm
> From a brief look at the beta of Redhat 10 that's available, they
> appear to have fixed tcl/tk to work properly again (well, at least
> tcl/tk applications no longer consume tens of megabytes per day).

Thanks... or I could just read the README!!! and I quote...

Red Hat Linux: Red Hat 9 built Python2.2 in UCS-4 mode and hacked
        Tcl to support it. To compile Python2.3 with Tkinter, you will
        need to pass --enable-unicode=ucs4 flag to ./configure.

Which I did and now _tkinter.so is building  of the box
so in answer to OP read the README;-)


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