[Pythonmac-SIG] Stranger in a Strange Land

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Apr 5 22:22:01 EDT 2004

On Apr 5, 2004, at 9:53 PM, Jason Van Anden wrote:

> On Apr 5, 2004, at 3:02 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> On Apr 5, 2004, at 2:36 PM, Jason Van Anden wrote:
>>> On Apr 5, 2004, at 11:30 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>>> On Apr 5, 2004, at 11:13 AM, Jens Miltner wrote:
>>>>> Am 05.04.2004 um 16:21 schrieb Jason Van Anden:
>>>>>> ImportError: No module named _tkinter
>>>>> You'll need to install the Tkinter module. I installed _tkinter 
>>>>> via the Python Package Manager (you may need to install the 
>>>>> MacPython addons to get this on Mac OS X 10.3) and the TkAqua 
>>>>> installation from 
>>>>> <http://www.maths.mq.edu.au/~steffen/tcltk/TclTkAqua/>.
>>>> But you need to do that in the opposite order..  _tkinter won't 
>>>> install unless you already have TclTkAqua.
>>>> The MacPython addons for Panther package is at: 
>>>> http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jack/macpython/index.html>
>>>> A good place to look for more information is: 
>>>> http://pythonmac.org/wiki/FAQ
>>> Thanks for the advice -- after doing so tho, I am still getting the 
>>> same error message.
>> That error very specifically means that Tkinter is not completely 
>> installed, no more no less.  You will not get that error if you 
>> followed the directions exactly:
>> 	(a) install TclTkAqua
>> 	(b) install the MacPython Addons for Panther
>> 	(c) install the Tkinter package from the PackageManager application 
>> that came with the MacPython Addons
>> 	(d) running your python script(s) with the correct interpreter, 
>> /usr/bin/pythonw
> Thank you for all of the help.  I will not get a chance to try this 
> until tomorrow.  Do I need to remove what I have done up to this point 
> before following following these directions?

If you have installed a Jaguar Python at some point (telltale sign will 
be the path /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework), then you should 
remove it.  Instructions to do so are linked from the FAQ.  If this is 
the case, you should also re-install the MacPython Addons for Panther, 
to be certain that /Applications/MacPython-2.3 contains the application 
stubs that point to the vendor provided python interpreter.

Other than that, I can't think of anything that would really get in 
your way.  Unless you've done bad things that you've yet to tell us 
about, of course :)


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