problems on installing PyGTK in Windows XP

News123 news123 at free.fr
Thu Oct 29 09:25:41 CET 2009


Hi Yang,

Did you modify the path environment variable to point to your gtk lib?


This might be the problem.


Below the steps, that I followed.

> General instructions are under http://www.pygtk.org/downloads.html
> 
> In detail:
> 
> Install the GTK+ bundle
> 
>     * Download the bundle http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/binaries/win32/gtk+/2.16/gtk+-bundle_2.16.6-20091013_win32.zip
>     * unpack it and copy the directory for example to C:\
>     * Now append C:\gtk+-bundle_2.16.6-20091013_win32\bin to the path environment variable of windows You can change it under:
>       My_Computer->Properties->Advanced->Environment_Variables->System_Variables->Path 
> 
> Test it:
> Open a new cmd window and type
> 
> gtk-demo
> 
> A window should pop up. if not your installation failed
> 
> 
> Now install PyCairo, PyGObject and PyGTK (please select the binary corresponding to your python version) The links are currently:
> 
>     * http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pycairo/1.4/
>     * http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pygobject/2.14/
>     * http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pygtk/2.12/ 

bye


N


Yang wrote:
> Python 2.6.3 is installed on my Windows XP throught the binary file
> provided by Python.org. Then I followed the steps described here:
> 
> http://faq.pygtk.org/index.py?req=show&file=faq21.001.htp
> 
> to install PyGTK. However, I still get the following error:
>>>> import pygtk
>>>> pygtk.require('2.0')
>>>> import gtk
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>   File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\gtk-2.0\gtk\__init__.py", line
> 48, in <mod
> ule>
>     from gtk import _gtk
> ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.
> 
> I googled this problem and noticed that there are quite a few people
> having the same problem. But I am unable to find anything which helps
> me solve this problem.
> 
> Could you please give me some suggestions?
> 
> Thanks!



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