Building importable _tkinter on Windows (solved)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Mar 11 00:04:43 CET 2013

On 3/9/2013 7:41 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> If you have tried to build _tkinter on Windows from the cpython
> repository, and have 'import tkinter' work, please share your
> experience, successful or not. I and another person have both failed.
 > [snip]

Solution from Merlijn van Deen on core-mentorship list:
Let x be the directory containing both the repository directories, such 
as 'cpython' and the external dependency directories created by 
external.bat. Copy

Now, 'import tkinter', and hence idle, seem to work.

Terry Jan Reedy

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