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Title: IDLE won't open
Type: performance Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.6
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: Louis, ned.deily, ronaldoussoren, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-05-05 07:06 by Louis, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit Louis, 2020-05-05 07:06 IDLE will not open.
Messages (5)
msg368110 - (view) Author: (Louis) Date: 2020-05-05 08:16
Hi, I cannot open IDLE. When i try and open it from finder it says that the file could not be opened. When I try and open it from the dock, it bounces once and then nothing else happens. When i try and open it from terminal, it says that there is a bad cpu type in the executable.

msg368114 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-05-05 08:52
What version of macOS do you use?
msg368115 - (view) Author: (Louis) Date: 2020-05-05 08:54
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4
msg368116 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-05-05 08:58
Thanks for submitting the version of IDLE you were using.  It appears to be a Python 3.6.1 from 2017; the version is very old-of-date and no longer supported.  Python 3.6.x is now in security fix mode only; Python 3.8.2 is now current.  Unless you have a reallygood reason to stick with it you should download and use the latest version from here:

The reason you are getting the bad cpy type message is that the 3.6.1 variant you are trying to use was built for 32-bit architectures only.  macOS 10.15 no longer supports running 32-bit executables.  The most recent downloads from for macOS are 64-bit executables and work fine on 10.15.
msg368117 - (view) Author: (Louis) Date: 2020-05-05 08:59
Thank You for your reply

Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:30adminsetgithub: 84688
2020-05-05 08:59:49Louissetmessages: + msg368117
2020-05-05 08:58:35ned.deilysetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: out of date
messages: + msg368116

stage: resolved
2020-05-05 08:54:11Louissetmessages: + msg368115
2020-05-05 08:52:01ronaldoussorensetmessages: + msg368114
2020-05-05 08:16:12Louissetmessages: + msg368110
2020-05-05 07:38:17ned.deilysetassignee: terry.reedy

components: + IDLE, - macOS
nosy: + terry.reedy
2020-05-05 07:06:33Louiscreate