Bug 187742 - base python package not configured for Tk
base python package not configured for Tk
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mihai Ibanescu
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2006-04-03 08:30 EDT by Dan O'Donovan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-08 11:11:32 EDT
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Description Dan O'Donovan 2006-04-03 08:30:37 EDT
Description of problem:
base Python rpm doesn't appear to be configured to use tkinter

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run > python /usr/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.py
Actual results:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 38, in ?
    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk
ImportError: libTix8.4.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Expected results:
Import library Tkinter without complaint

Additional info:
Sorry if this is a requested feature and not a bug, python tkinter support was
in previous FC releases.
Comment 1 Dan O'Donovan 2006-04-06 09:22:28 EDT
Alternative Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start python
2. >>> import Tkinter
Comment 2 Dan O'Donovan 2006-04-06 11:06:51 EDT
Quick Fix:

Python or Tkinter looks for libTix8.4.so which lives in /usr/lib/Tix8.4 and
isn't in the default library path. I added a dynamic link in /usr/lib from
libTix8.4.so to Tix8.4/libTix8.4.so ... is this bad? 

I'm sorry I don't quite know where to file this, or if it's a genuine bug. 

Many thanks, Dan

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