Python 2.4 and Tkinter

Jeffrey Barish jeffbarish at
Thu Dec 2 03:23:11 CET 2004

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>,
> Jeffrey Barish <jeffbarish at> wrote:

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/", 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?
Jeffrey Barish

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