Configuring Python for Tk on Mac

Martyn Quick martyn_quick at
Fri Jan 21 16:39:12 CET 2005

On my desk here at work I have a Mac G4 running Mac OS X v10.2.8.

When I go into a terminal and type "python" up comes a nice python
interface and all seems great.  However when I type "import Tkinter"
I'm greeted by the following error.

>>> import Tkinter
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/lib-tk/", line 35, in ?
    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured
for Tk
ImportError: No module named _tkinter

So I guess something about this implementation is not appropriately
configured.  I'm guessing this is the default behaviour since I don't
think anyone did anything special about python when they set up my

What do I do to set it up so I can use Tkinter?

Thanks... and sorry if this is an FAQ... but I couldn't find the info


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