Building Python with non-standard tcl/tk support

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Mar 3 18:36:52 CET 2012


I'm trying to re-build Python 3.2 with support for TCL/TK 8.5, but when I 
run "make" I get this message:

Failed to build these modules:
_tkinter

and after installing 3.2 I still have this:

>>> import _tkinter
>>> _tkinter.TK_VERSION
'8.4'


What do I need to do to have Python 3.2 use tcl/tk 8.5?


I have installed tcl/tk 8.5.11 from source, and the binaries are here:

/usr/local/lib/libtcl8.5.so
/usr/local/lib/libtk8.5.so


In the Python 3.2 source, I do the usual:

./configure
make
sudo make altinstall


(altinstall to avoid nuking the system Python)




-- 
Steven



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