import of ttk

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Jan 5 23:29:51 CET 2013

On 1/5/2013 2:21 PM, Verde Denim wrote:
> On 01/04/2013 11:39 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> On 1/4/2013 11:02 PM, Verde Denim wrote:
>>> In reading through one of the learning articles, I have a bit of code
>>> that imports ttk, but I apparently don't have this installed. I've
>>> looked up the svn checkout for python-tk, and have checked it out
>>> (read-only), but still get the same error. I'm running 2.6.6 python, if
>>> that helps.

Upgrade to the latest 2.7 or even 3.3 if at all possible.

>> Show the line of code that did not work and the traceback. What system
>> are you running on and what tcl/tk installation does it have? ttk is
>> included with any 8.5 installation. tile is often included with 8.4
>> installations and should be picked up as well.
>>   The article I'm looking at is here -
> The line is -
> 16 from ttk import Frame, Button, Style
> $ python
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "", line 16, in <module>
>      from ttk import Frame, Button, Style
> ImportError: No module named ttk
> I'm running on Debian Squeeze, and do show both 8.4 and 8.5 of tcl

On my Windows 2.7 installation, directory /Lib contains directory 
/lib-tk (which is added to the path). /lib-tk contains files 
and, among others. If you have, then I do not think you 
should get that specific message; if there were a problem finding 
tcl/tk, it should say something else. If you do not have that file, as 
it seems, then your installation is incomplete. So check your 
/Lib/lib-tk. If you do not know where it is

import sys

Portability note: In 3.x, /lib-tk was renamed /tkinter and removed from 
the path. was renamed to make the renamed 
/tkinter an importable package. So 'import Tkinter becomes 'import 
tkinter', while 'import ttk', etcetera, is now 'import tkinter.ttk', 
etcetera. 2to3 should make the fixes.

Terry Jan Reedy

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