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Re: Python 2.1 can't find _tkinter.dll. Is there a solution?

Thanks for the information. I did not mean in any way to imply that the
python pre-built was not useful.  I also understand that cygwin has tcl8.0
included in it through the names of cyg*.
>From previous travails with python under windows, I had learned to my sorrow
that python wants its tk support to be in very specific places.

I was trying to sort out what would be my best course of action, since I had
run into some difficulties building tcl8.3 and believe (maybe erroneously)
that that version of tk is required for python 2.1. If I remember correctly,
the python setup will search for tk versions and there are two procedures
that require the newer unicode support.

I apologize if I misstated my question to in any way offend.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Tishler" <>
To: "Dennis Wilson" <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: Python 2.1 can't find _tkinter.dll. Is there a solution?

> Dennis,
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 07:08:23PM -0700, Dennis Wilson wrote:
> > I would be mildly curious about why the pre-built release is there.
> Umm...because I contributed it as a courtesy to the Cygwin community.
> Note that you don't have to use it, if it does not meet your needs.
> As an example, I use my own build of vim instead of the one in latest.
> The approach that I have taken is to submit patches to Python CVS and the
> other projects to which I contribute instead of attempting to maintain
> a set of patches to (re)apply whenever the package is released.
> If you would like Cygwin's (contrib) Python to support tkinter, please
> submit the approach patches to the Python Patch Manager on SourceForge so
> that tkinter is supported OOTB.  Let me know when you patches are accepted
> and I will try to apply them against 2.1.  If successful, I will
> a modified 2.1 with tkinter support.  Otherwise, I will release a build
> of the current Python CVS.
> Note that Norman may have already submitted tkinter related patches to
> SourceForge so you may want to collaborate with him to get the latest
> status.
> The bottom line is that I am willing to maintain a set of patches
> temporarily but not permanently.  I feel that this a reasonable policy
> -- hopefully, you agree too.
> Thanks,
> Jason
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