Subject: Re: Python and Tk?
To: Steven M.Bellovin <>
From: Min Sik Kim <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/04/2005 07:52:52
On Nov 4, 2005, at 7:19 AM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> I'm trying to use Python's Tk interface, but I get this error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "./run", line 4, in ?
>     from Tkinter import *
>   File "/usr/pkg/lib/python2.4/lib-tk/", line 38, in ?
>     import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be  
> configured for Tk
> ImportError: No module named _tkinter
> I have Python 2.4 and tk 8.4.11nb1, both installed from pkgsrc.  The
> Python README says that Tk support is automatically included if Tk is
> detected at build time; I rebuilt Python to be sure, but it didn't  
> help.

Many modules in the Python distfile are separate packages in pkgsrc.   
x11/py-Tk will give you the _tkinter module.

Min Sik Kim