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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: python-2.3.4-1

On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 06:22:49PM +0200, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Jason Tishler (2004-06-11 20:17 +0100)
> > New News:
> > === ====
> > I have updated the version of Python to 2.3.4-1.  The tarballs
> > should be available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.
> [snip]
> There is an issue with this release that wasn't there in 2.3.3r2. I'm
> importing EasyGUI and get the following traceback:
> [snip]
> ImportError: No module named _tkinter
> There is a section about _tkinter in the Readme:
> 2. The _tkinter extension module will only be built if the
> XFree86-prog package is installed. 

See below...

> 4. _tkinter users should note that Cygwin tcltk is really a Win3
> package and hence, does *not* understand Cygwin style paths.  To use
> the _tkinter module you must define the following environment
> variables:
>     $ export TCL_LIBRARY=$(cygpath -w /usr/share/tcl$version)
>     $ export TK_LIBRARY=$(cygpath -w /usr/share/tk$version)
> I /have/ XFree installed

The xorg-x11-devel (previously the XFree86-prog) package only needs to
be installed during *build* time not runtime.

> and I never needed to set those TCL_ variables.

All I can say is over the years, sometimes the variables need to be
defined and sometime they don't.  Since I'm not a tkinter user, I never
fully investigate why.

> So why did I have _tkinter with 2.3.3.r2 and not with 2.3.4r1?!

Due to an unexpected day off, I built Python 2.3.4-1 on a machine that I
haven't used to build Cygwin packages in quite some time.  Unfortunately
when I updated its Cygwin installation to the latest, I missed the
xorg-x11-devel package which prevented _tkinter from being built.

I'm building 2.3.4-2 *with* _tkinter right now...


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