How do I get IDLE on Suse Linux 9.x?

Siegfried Gonzi siegfried.gonzi at
Tue Aug 10 12:57:32 CEST 2004

michael wrote:

> Hi.
> I am reasonably experienced with Python (and love it!) on Windows. I am a
> programmer that toils in c++ on Win 32 mostly but just to learn more, I am
> playing with Suse 9. Linux.
> Of course the first thing I tried to fire up was Python. From the command
> line, I can access Python 2.3 with no problem.
> I tried to run / search for IDLE which I thought was a standard install on
> any python installation but it is not present.
> My question is this: Should I just use a text editor and go without IDLE? Is
> there another IDE standard on Linux? Do I need to download something to get

As far as I remember (I do not use Python any longer) you can do the following:

Get  "ActiveState Python":

I once faced the same problem with SuSE Linux 8.0. I had bad luck because I had
installed the "normal" SuSE version only. I think in order to get idle running
you need professional SuSE Linux (for all the header files).



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