Title: Python 3.8 Not Launching on Bootcamp Windows 10.
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.8
Status: open Resolution: wont fix
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: YusufM, ned.deily, paul.moore, ronaldoussoren, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-04-11 18:04 by YusufM, last changed 2020-05-04 13:13 by steve.dower.

Messages (12)
msg366217 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-04-11 18:04
I am having trouble running python IDLE on Windows 10 Bootcamp. When searching and opening from windows taskbar, no window appears and nothing else appears to happen.

Please help me!
msg367717 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-04-29 23:52
I presume you mean the Mac Bootcamp program that allows one to run Windows on Macs.  I don't know if it runs *all* Windows programs or whether we specifically support running Windows python under Bootcamp.  I imagine that there might be problems with some GUI and graphics programs.

IDLE depends on multiple stdlibs, in particular tkinter, which depends on tcl/tk.  To test if the Windows versions work under Bootcamp, run "python -m tkinter" in Command Prompt.  You should see a tk window with text and a click-me button.  If that works, try "python -m turtle".  It should draw and erase a couple of patterns.  If both work, "python -m test".  Then try "python -m idlelib" and report any error messages that appear.
msg367750 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-04-30 09:33
AFAIK Windows 10 in Bootcamp is just the regular Windows 10. Bootcamp (or technically "Bootcamp Assistent") creates a partition for the installation of W10 and adds some drivers for Apple hardware.

See als:
msg367752 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-04-30 10:17
Hello, so when I type in python -m tkinter, nothing appears.
msg367754 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-04-30 11:50
How did you install Python? 

Does "python" work as a command (should give you an interactive shell)?

Does "python -m test" work? This runs the testsuite.
msg367755 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-04-30 11:53
Hello, I installed python of their own website. No interactive command shell appears and python -m test also does not work.
msg367757 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-04-30 13:30
Do you get an error message when you start a command shell and type "python"?
msg367758 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-04-30 13:58
Nope, no error message just no response from the system.
msg367768 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-04-30 18:31
'their website' == Apple's website? Homebrew's? Microsoft's? What about the Windows installer from
msg367780 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-04-30 20:19
Sorry , the python windows installer from
msg367995 - (view) Author: Yusuf Mumtaz (YusufM) Date: 2020-05-03 21:14
Hello, I have just updated to the new version of python 3.8.3.
The problem still occurs however, now an interactive black window does appear when an attempt to open any Python file.
msg368046 - (view) Author: Steve Dower (steve.dower) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-05-04 13:13
I assume the Bootcamp side of this is irrelevant and it's just an issue with Windows.

Yusuf, can you open Powershell and run "py" on its own?

If you've been going there and running "python" and you didn't select to update PATH, you're probably triggering the redirect to install via the Microsoft Store. When you pass that arguments, it fails (correctly) but doesn't print a message (incorrectly - I'm trying to get it fixed). But when you run it interactively it'll jump you to the store page for Python.

You probably just want to use the "py" launcher, since you've installed that way. Or if you install from the Store instead then it'll configure python/python3/python3.8 commands for you.
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2020-05-03 21:14:02YusufMsetmessages: + msg367995
2020-04-30 20:19:33YusufMsetmessages: + msg367780
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2020-04-30 13:58:46YusufMsetmessages: + msg367758
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2020-04-30 10:17:31YusufMsetresolution: wont fix
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2020-04-30 09:33:25ronaldoussorensetmessages: + msg367750
2020-04-29 23:52:51terry.reedysetnosy: + ned.deily, terry.reedy, ronaldoussoren
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2020-04-11 18:08:22SilentGhostsettype: crash -> behavior
2020-04-11 18:04:31YusufMcreate