[Tutor] Tkinter import error

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 24 01:09:21 CEST 2007

"John DeStefano" <john.destefano at gmail.com> wrote

> I've run into an error that I've seen reported in several places, 
> but
> none of the fixes seem to be working for me: when I try to "import
> Tkinter" I get a configuration error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 38, in 
> <module>
>    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured 
> for Tk
> ImportError: No module named _tkinter

Have you specifically selected Tkinter when you compiled the code?
I believe you need to set something via configure... Alternatively
find an rpm with Tkinter configured already, that should be pretty

> make sure that "Tkinter.py" exists in the path shown in the error, 
> and
> it is there (dated the last time I recompiled Python 2.5).

I don't think its the .py file is the problem its the library that the 
file wraps.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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