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Author terry.reedy
Recipients ned.deily, ronaldoussoren, sm1979, terry.reedy
Date 2017-12-29.20:46:22
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IDLE uses Python's tcl/tk interface module, called 'tkinter'.  Tcl is a separate language and tk is its graphical user interface.  This is most likely the problem.  Did you follow the advice at
to install tcl/tk 8.5.18?  Make sure you read the whole page.

To test better, run 'import tkinter' at Python's interactive '>>>' prompt.  Any error message?  If that works, run 'python3.6 -m idlelib' and/or 'python -m idlelib.idle' at the terminal '...$' prompt.  Does that display an error message?
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