Python won't run

Ned Deily nad at
Sat Feb 21 03:28:18 CET 2009

In article 
<37c2b0840902201751q5ac4b607n14c90ee0b51c1c00 at>,
 kevin hayes <kevinosky at> wrote:
> I installed it...with the package that came with python 2.6. When I had 2.5
> I was using it(idle) successfully, until I ran a few programs that I got off
> the web.  Then, Idle wouldn't open (it just bounced in the dock and then
> disappeared).  So I tried installing 2.6 and the same thing happened.

There may be some clues in the system.log as to why IDLE is not 
launching.  Launch /Applications/Utilities/ and under its 
File menu select Open System Log.  Now try to launch IDLE again by 
double-clicking on its icon and see if any suspicious messages show up 
in the log.  You could also try moving any IDLE preferences files out of 
the way temporarily and see if that helps.  From a Terminal window, type:
    cd $HOME
    mv .idlerc .idlerc-disabled
then try launching IDLE again.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

More information about the Python-list mailing list