[Tutor] missing idlelib and pip

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 1 06:39:50 EDT 2017

On 01/11/17 04:30, Paul Simon wrote:
> The python distribution for the Mageia 6 update does not include idlelib 
> or pip.  Please tell me where to find them to add.

IDLE should be in your package manager - along with zillions of
other Python packages. You should just need to select it and
install it. The caveat is that I don't use Mageia but that's
how it works on every other Linux Python I've used.

On my Mint system I use Synaptic as a package manager and typing
idle into the search box brings up a long list in the form


Where X.Y represent every version from 2.3 through to 3.6
Just select the version corresponding to your installed

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