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Title: IDLE not opening
Type: Stage:
Components: Versions: Python 3.0
Status: closed Resolution: works for me
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ec2929, loewis
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-12-08 20:22 by ec2929, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (6)
msg77338 - (view) Author: Elizabeth Chang (ec2929) Date: 2008-12-08 20:22
Fresh install, IDLE does not open. Cannot find tk tcl. Reference 
Issue4049. Problem reported in Python 2.5 and 3.0 on Windows.
msg77359 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-08 23:03
Do you have TCL_LIBRARY or TK_LIBRARY environment variables set?

This is a very obscure behavior - the installer is known to work on many
machines, including IDLE. So something must be particular with your
Windows installation.
msg77423 - (view) Author: Elizabeth Chang (ec2929) Date: 2008-12-09 15:13
No, I don't have those set.

- Elizabeth
msg77462 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-09 22:15
Ok, then please run, in a cmd.exe shell, in the Python directory

  python.exe Lib\idlelib\

and report its output.
msg77546 - (view) Author: Elizabeth Chang (ec2929) Date: 2008-12-10 14:57
It is working now though so there is no error message anymore. I had to move tk and tcl Python25/Lib. When I hadn't done that, it said it was looking for tk8.4 under a series of directories and it didn't find it. When I moved tk8.4 folder to under Python25/Lib, it complained about not being able to find tcl8.4. So I found that directory under Python25/Tcl and moved it to Python25/Lib.

- Elizabeth
msg77574 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-10 22:40
Ok, closing that as not reproducable, then.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:42adminsetgithub: 48848
2008-12-10 22:40:22loewissetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: works for me
messages: + msg77574
2008-12-10 14:57:38ec2929setmessages: + msg77546
2008-12-09 22:15:48loewissetmessages: + msg77462
2008-12-09 15:13:45ec2929setmessages: + msg77423
2008-12-08 23:03:38loewissetnosy: + loewis
messages: + msg77359
2008-12-08 20:22:01ec2929create