[Tutor] Total newbie question

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Tue Jan 3 20:15:30 EST 2017

On 03Jan2017 17:07, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>Cameron Simpson wrote:
>> On 02Jan2017 17:21, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>I'm trying to install python 4.6 on my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop, [...]
>>>INFO: Can't locate Tcl/Tk libs and/or headers
>> You lack the tk development libraries and/or headers. Try (as root):
>>   apt-get install tk-dev
>> You need a bunch of other devleopment libraries too. [...]
>A nice shortcut for this is to install the build dependencies of the Python
>3 used by your distribution:
>$ sudo apt-get build-dep python3.x
>Replace x with the actual minor version present on your system.

I Did Not Know This!

Yes, that sounds far more reliable than my guess-the-names approach.

Thank you,
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

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