[Tutor] Total newbie question

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 4 04:57:09 EST 2017

On 04/01/17 06:51, MR ZenWiz wrote:

> It appears that while python is installed in /usr/bin, idle is in
> /usr/local/bin and expects the python interpreter to be also under
> /usr/local, which does not seem to be the default.
> I created a symlink 'ln -s /usr/bin/python3.5
> /usr/local/bin/python3.5' and now idle comes up.

Did you install the idle-python3.5 package too?
That should have created a launcher in your menu system for idle.

On Ubuntu (and most Linux systems) you have to install "extra"
features like idle as packages. It's well worth browsing the
available python packages using synaptic, or whatever manager
you prefer.

Alan G
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