Help - my Tkinter is broken

Mike Moum DoubleMPi at Netscape.com
Sat Oct 2 19:39:57 CEST 2004


Hi,

I'm running Mepix Linux, which is a Debian based distribution. 
Python-2.3.4 is installed in /usr/lib.  When I try to import Tkinter 
into Python, I get the following error message:
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload/_tkinter.so: undefined 
symbol: PyFPE_jbuf
I've tried the following fixes:
1) Recompile Python from scratch.  No good.
2) Delete _tkinter.so from /usr/lib/Python2.3/lib-dynload, then 
recompile.  However, when I did that there was no _tkinter.so rebuilt in 
/usr/lib/Python2.3/lib-dynload.  I have sub-directories for tcl-8.4 and 
tk-8.4 under /usr/lib.
3) Thinking that the compilation process is looking for tk and tcl under 
/usr/local/lib, I created symlinks there to /usr/lib/tcl-8.4 and 
/usr/lib/tk-8.4, and then repeated step 2.  Still no _tkinter.so.

Searching on google did not find anything useful.

Can anyone help, please.

Thanks,
Mike



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