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Old 05-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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python linux newbie


Ok I admit it. I'm a newbie and probably always will be if I don't figger this linux stuff out soon.
Question is , I have been trying to experiment with python in Slacware 9.0 and while I can open 2.2.2 in imediate mode, When I trying to get into idle I get a bash "command not found". I went as far as downloading and re-installing python from python.org amd it still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong? According to the online docs and such this (python and idle) should be easy for a newbie
 
Old 05-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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it might not be in your path. cd to the python directory and type python idle.py
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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No that doesn't work. I get> python: can't open file 'idle.py'
Should Slackware 9.0 box set have a full functioning python setup as part of the full install? I probably screwed something up in trying to install the downloaded package from python.org.
Maybe it's time to start over with with a new install of Slackware.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:10 PM   #4
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is there a /Tools dir in your python dir? if not idle is not installed. go to idlefork and get the latest http://idlefork.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-13-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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No Tools directory in /usr/local/lib/python2.2.
Thanks for your help.
 
  


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