IDLE won't launch, and other frustrations

Michael A. Covington look at www.covingtoninnovations.com.for.address
Wed Mar 24 06:23:42 CET 2004


Somehow, after reinstalling, it started working OK.  And on another computer
it gave no trouble.

"Michael A. Covington" <look at www.covingtoninnovations.com.for.address> wrote
in message news:6ZydnUx5GLGadf3dRVn-sw at speedfactory.net...
> Further, Python 2.3.2 has the same problem, but with 8.3 in place of 8.4
> throughout.
>
>
> "Michael A. Covington" <look at www.covingtoninnovations.com.for.address>
wrote
> in message news:PoidnWghOfqve_3dRVn_iw at speedfactory.net...
> > On the trail of figuring out why IDLE won't launch, look at this:
> >
> > Python 2.3.3 (#51, Dec 18 2003, 20:22:39) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on
> > win32
> > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> > >>> import Tkinter
> > >>> Tkinter._test()
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> >   File "C:\PYTHON23\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 3640, in _test
> >     root = Tk()
> >   File "C:\PYTHON23\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py", line 1564, in __init__
> >     self.tk = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className)
> > _tkinter.TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following
> > directories:
> >     {C:\WN16\LIB\TCL7.6} {C:\WN16\LIB\TCL7.6} C:/WN16/LIB/tcl8.4
> > C:/Python23/lib/tcl8.4 C:/lib/tcl8.4 C:/library
> > This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
> > >>>
> >
> >
> > Here \WN16 is where *another* TCL/TK application *used* to reside.  And
> the
> > TCL stuff definitely *does* exist under C:\Python23\tcl\tcl8.4 (not
> > lib\tcl8.4).
> >
> > By default does Python 2.3.3 install itself incorrectly???!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>





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