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IDLE doesn't run on OSX 10.3.9

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Just installed Python 2.5.2 on a PowerPC G4 running OSX 10.3.9 and
when clicking on the IDLE icon in the MacPython 2.5 folder nothing
happens, program doesn't execute...

I've uninstalled, reinstalled over again...

I friend of mine just installed the same 2.5.2 download from the
Python.org website on OSX 10.4.11 and all went fine...but shouldn't it
install on 10.3.9 as well?

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
-Tom
Sep 30 '08 #1
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th**********@gmail.com wrote:
Just installed Python 2.5.2 on a PowerPC G4 running OSX 10.3.9 and
when clicking on the IDLE icon in the MacPython 2.5 folder nothing
happens, program doesn't execute...

I've uninstalled, reinstalled over again...

I friend of mine just installed the same 2.5.2 download from the
Python.org website on OSX 10.4.11 and all went fine...but shouldn't it
install on 10.3.9 as well?

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
-Tom
Do you have Tcl/Tk installed? It doesn't come on 10.3.9 by default.

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Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin
http://www.codebykevin.com
Sep 30 '08 #2

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Just did a new install of Tcl/tk from activestate.com and IDLE still
not working...

-Tom


On Sep 30, 1:15 pm, Kevin Walzer <k...@codebykevin.comwrote:
thomascri...@gmail.com wrote:
Just installed Python 2.5.2 on a PowerPC G4 running OSX 10.3.9 and
when clicking on the IDLE icon in the MacPython 2.5 folder nothing
happens, program doesn't execute...
I've uninstalled, reinstalled over again...
I friend of mine just installed the same 2.5.2 download from the
Python.org website on OSX 10.4.11 and all went fine...but shouldn't it
install on 10.3.9 as well?
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
-Tom

Do you have Tcl/Tk installed? It doesn't come on 10.3.9 by default.

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevinhttp://www.codebykevin.com
Oct 1 '08 #3

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th**********@gmail.com wrote:
Just did a new install of Tcl/tk from activestate.com and IDLE still
not working...

-Tom

Did you install Tcl/Tk 8.5? It won't work with the build of Python from
python.org (it looks for 8.4).
--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin
http://www.codebykevin.com
Oct 1 '08 #4

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Just installed TclTkAquaBI-8.4.9.0.dmg from http://tcltkaqua.sourceforge.net/...still
have no IDLE startup...

Please let me know other ideas...thanks.
-Tom

On Oct 1, 9:22 am, Kevin Walzer <k...@codebykevin.comwrote:
thomascri...@gmail.com wrote:
Just did a new install of Tcl/tk from activestate.com and IDLE still
not working...
-Tom

Did you install Tcl/Tk 8.5? It won't work with the build of Python from
python.org (it looks for 8.4).

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevinhttp://www.codebykevin.com
Oct 2 '08 #5

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Now I downloaded the latest Python 2.6 that came out yesterday, and
also downloaded the latest ActiveTcl...

I run a Terminal, cd /usr/local/bin, and type "idle2.6"...get this
error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/bin/
idle2.6", line 5, in <module>
main()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
python2.6/idlelib/PyShell.py", line 1382, in main
root = Tk(className="Idle")
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
python2.6/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 1645, in __init__
self._loadtk()
File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/
python2.6/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 1659, in _loadtk
% (_tkinter.TK_VERSION, tk_version)
RuntimeError: tk.h version (8.4) doesn't match libtk.a version (8.5)
Thanks for any help.
-Tom


On Oct 1, 9:22 am, Kevin Walzer <k...@codebykevin.comwrote:
thomascri...@gmail.com wrote:
Just did a new install of Tcl/tk from activestate.com and IDLE still
not working...
-Tom

Did you install Tcl/Tk 8.5? It won't work with the build of Python from
python.org (it looks for 8.4).

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevinhttp://www.codebykevin.com
Oct 2 '08 #6

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Looks like installing TclTkAqua-8.4.10.dmg fixed it...IDLE runs now!

-Tom

On Oct 1, 9:22 am, Kevin Walzer <k...@codebykevin.comwrote:
thomascri...@gmail.com wrote:
Just did a new install of Tcl/tk from activestate.com and IDLE still
not working...
-Tom

Did you install Tcl/Tk 8.5? It won't work with the build of Python from
python.org (it looks for 8.4).

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevinhttp://www.codebykevin.com
Oct 2 '08 #7

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