IDLE won't start

Discussion in 'Python' started by Dave, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I just downloaded the new rpm's for Python2.3.2, from
    http://www.python.org/2.3.2/rpms.html and installed all five on my Redhat 9
    system. As expected, this leaves the existing Python2.2 in place for all
    the system routines which depend on it, and makes the new Python available
    in /usr/bin/python2.3.

    Unfortunately, IDLE doesn't start anymore. I see on the main IDLE page
    http://www.python.org/idle/ that "Unix users should check the Tools/idle/
    subdirectory of the source distribution.", but there is no such directory at
    /usr/lib/python2.3/Tools/idle/.

    Aha!! I just found the problem. The command needs to be 'idle2.3', not
    just 'idle'. This should be noted on the IDLE homepage, along with a
    correction about the directory location. Maybe also in some README files
    where users are likely to look, e.g. in /usr/lib/python2.3/Tools/README.

    -- Dave
    Dave, Oct 13, 2003
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