Installation Successful, but pythonw and idle doesn't function
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Aug 6 03:31:02 CEST 2015
On 8/5/2015 6:09 PM, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn wrote:
> Rick Smith wrote:
>> I also attempted to run "idle", with the following results:
>> ** IDLE can't import Tkinter.
>> Your Python may not be configured for Tk. **
Rick, can you run python? What happens with 'import tkinter'?
> I do not know IDLE well (if at all after all this time). Make sure that you
> have installed the prerequisites.
A Windows install should install tkinter and Idle together.
> But it strikes me as odd to run a GUI-
> based application from the Windows command shell.
This is the right thing to do when there is a problem, as some error
messages get delivered to the console. The prime example is the above.
If Idle cannot import tkinter, it cannot use a tkinter message box.
> Is there not an icon that you can use instead to run it?
In the start menu, but that error message would not appear.
Terry Jan Reedy
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