Tkinter bus error right away

Ben Kovitz bkovitz at acm.org
Wed Sep 6 17:10:12 CEST 2006


Hi, I just tried to run Tkinter on OS X 10.3.9 under Python 2.4.3, and
I'm getting a bus error as soon as I call Tk().  Googling has turned up
info other Tkinter bus errors, but not this one that occurs right away,
before doing anything fancy.

Tk/Tcl is definitely installed on my computer, as verified by running
"wish" and seeing the window come up.  "info patchlevel" returns 8.4.5.

Here's the tail of the output from python -v:


Python 2.4.3 (#1, Mar 30 2006, 11:02:15)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
import readline # dynamically loaded from
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload/readline.so
>>> from Tkinter import *
#
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.pyc
has bad mtime
import Tkinter # from
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.py
# wrote
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.pyc
import _tkinter # dynamically loaded from
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload/_tkinter.so
#
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkconstants.pyc
matches
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkconstants.py
import Tkconstants # precompiled from
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkconstants.pyc
import MacOS # dynamically loaded from
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload/MacOS.so
>>> root = Tk()
Bus error


Any suggestions?  Is this an Aqua vs. X11 issue?

Many thanks,

Ben Kovitz




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