Python 2.4 and Tkinter

Jean Brouwers mrjean1ATcomcastDOTnet at no.spam.net
Fri Dec 3 02:29:23 CET 2004


It is hard to tell what is wrong, exactly.  Two suggestions:

If this is a 32-bit build, why is there a  "-L/usr/X11R6/lib64" and
*before*  the regular "-L/usr/X11R6/lib"?  Try to rerun just that line
"gcc -pthread .... _tkinter.so" but without the "-L/usr/X11R6/lib64"
option.

If that still fails, try a fresh reconfigure and rebuild from scratch,
now that the Tcl/Tk libs are there.  Start with "./configure ...." per
the instructions in the README file, run "make clean" etc..

/Jean Brouwers



In article <mailman.7043.1102028470.5135.python-list at python.org>,
Jeffrey Barish <jeffbarish at starband.net> wrote:

> Jean Brouwers wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Here is how we understand this (which may be incomplete and/or
> > incorrect).
> > 
> > The _tkinter module is a shared library _tkinter.o and that is built
> > from C source file _tkinter.c.  That C file and a few other tk related
> > C files are included in the Python distribution.
> > 
> > But the Tcl/Tk libraries to build the _tkinter module are coming from
> > /usr/local/lib in our case.  And those happens to be tcl83 and tk83 in
> > our case.
> > 
> > If the Tcl/Tk libraries (and include files) are missing, you will have
> > to get and install those.  But they are not part of the Python
> > distribution, as far as we know.
> > 
> > /Jean Brouwers
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > In article <mailman.6999.1101954197.5135.python-list at python.org>,
> > Jeffrey Barish <jeffbarish at starband.net> wrote:
> > 
> >> Jean Brouwers wrote:
> >> 
> >> > 
> >> > FWIW, we just installed Python 2.4 (on RH Linx 8), rebuilt it from
> >> > scratch and everything is fine.  Tkinter is there, _tkinter as well
> >> > and idle comes up as expected.
> >> > 
> >> > /Jean Brouwers
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> > In article <mailman.6996.1101939598.5135.python-list at python.org>,
> >> > Jeffrey Barish <jeffbarish at starband.net> wrote:
> >> > 
> >> >> http://www.python.org/moin/TkInter
> >> 
> >> Here's what I get when I import Tkinter at a python prompt:
> >> 
> >> jeffbarish at duo:~$ python
> >> Python 2.4 (#1, Nov 30 2004, 08:58:13)
> >> [GCC 3.2.3 20030316 (Debian prerelease)] on linux2
> >> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more
> >> information.
> >> >>> import Tkinter
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> >>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 38, in ?
> >>     import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured
> >> for Tk
> >> ImportError: No module named _tkinter
> >> 
> >> I tried make clean and make.  Same result.  Ah, now I see that the
> >> output from make includes:
> >> 
> >> INFO: Can't locate Tcl/Tk libs and/or headers
> >> 
> >> Aren't the libs and headers included in Python-2.4.tgz?
> 
> OK, I downloaded tcl8.4.8 and tk8.4.8.  They are now installed.  Back to
> python2.4 make.  It now bombs at:
> 
> gcc -pthread -shared build/temp.linux-i686-2.4/_tkinter.o
> build/temp.linux-i686-2.4/tkappinit.o -L/usr/X11R6/lib64
> -L/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/local/lib -ltk8.4 -ltcl8.4 -lX11 -o
> build/lib.linux-i686-2.4/_tkinter.so
> *** WARNING: renaming "_tkinter" since importing it failed: libtk8.4.so:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> running build_scripts
> 
> Here's what I don't get:
> 
> root at duo:/tmp/Python-2.4# ls -l /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.so
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     staff      893866 2004-12-02
> 15:28 /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.so
> 
> The library is there but gcc claims that it isn't.  Any suggestions?



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