Newbie - ? get IDLE going on cygwin
David J. Braden
dbraden at invalid.add
Tue Sep 12 19:35:36 CEST 2006
Hi, (from a total newbie w/ Python. Oh well.)
I can run Python in command-line mode fine from the cygwin shell; the
cygwin distribution also includes IDLE, which is apparently completely
installed, yet I am unable to get IDLE running. When I double-click
idle.bat (or idle.pyw) I am prompted to locate the program's creator.
Darn if I know what it is. If I try to invoke IDLE from cygwen bash, I
get "unable to remap c:\cygwin\bin\tk84.dll to same address as parent".
Obviously I don't know Unix (heck, any OS at a deep level), so this is
likely what creates the fog. Sorry.
Also - could someone plz recommend some useful environment variables for
Python on Windows? If I were to specify PYTHONDOC, should I use Unix or
Windows notation (e.g., "/" or "\").
Many thanks for helping me bootstrap into this.
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