[Tutor] freeze

Jose Amoreira amoreira@mercury.ubi.pt
Mon, 06 Nov 2000 10:30:11 +0000

Check out Gordon's installer at

According to the docs it solves your problem. I checked it with some code of
mine, and the distibuted version works fine in computers simmilar to the one
used to make it (linux), but segfaults in my laptop (also linux, but different
OS version number  and different libs). I think that this problem is addressed
in the docs (something about tksetup), but I just don't have the time to study
it in any detail.

I hope this helps

FxItAL@aol.com wrote:

> Hello All,
>     I've finally finished my timer program and would like to distribute it to
> my friends for some testing.  I've downloaded the py152.tar file to get the
> freeze.py and much to my disappointment it says:
>      "Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to freeze programs that use
> Tkinter.  It    *seems* to work, but when you ship the frozen program to a
> site without a Tcl/Tk   installation, it will fail with a complaint about
> missing     Tcl/Tk initialization files."
>     "A workaround would be possible, in which the Tcl/Tk library files are
>     incorporated in a frozen Python module as string literals and written
>     to a temporary location when the program runs; this is currently left
>     as an exercise for the reader."
> Can someone help me with this?
> Thanks Al
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