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I am a total n00b, but I am vastly interested in Python. I have what I believe is version 2.3 running on my Jornada 720 which is running matchbox and icewm (schweeeeeeeet!) and got a game programming book to finally realize my dream of creating a streetfighter game but with homeless vagrants. I get to the part where it says to type:
from Tkinter import*
and I get an error that tKinter is not a recognized module, which is weird because this game book says it is native to 2.3. I tried to download 2.5.2 and got a tar file, and tried running it with:
tar -xvf python2.5.5.tar
and am getting "invalid tar magic"...
I just want tKinter, how would I go about re-enabling or reinstalling this?
You don't say want distro you are using, but usually this is installed as a seperate package. If you are using a Red Hat based distro such as Fedora or CentOS you should be able to install the tkinter package to get the functionality that you are looking for.
I am using a GPE Matchbox distro, http://freeshells.ch/~wicked74/j720/linux/index.html ... I am trying to run this on a Jornada 720, the palmtop pc... I wrote the guy who made the distro, he said he installed the full version, but I cannot get tkinter to work, and rpm does not work either... I would use ipkg, which is working to install other programs, but for some reason when I run ipkg update, which I assume would put tkinter in python, nothing happens, I get some text about an updated list and thats all...
Tkinter is Python's de-facto standard GUI (Graphical User Interface) package. It is a thin object-oriented layer on top of Tcl/Tk.
Tkinter is not the only GuiProgramming toolkit for Python. It is however the most commonly used one...
I have IceWM on a Jornada, and a very basic (read: almost mentally handicapped) knowledge of Linux. I tried yum and RPM, neither of which work. I am not sure how to get TCL or TK installed onto this thing, is there a way to get either those or this newfangled pygame using ipkg? I have gotten that to work... I am trying to be more help (I know this is a custom distribution) and I do have matchbox on here too, which seems to be more helpful, if that would work...