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Old 02-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
B. Alec
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fetchmail6.2.5: fetchmailconf(python error)

Hey all,

Trying to set up fetchmail via fetchmailconf:

Run fetchmailconf, get error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/fetchmailconf", line 9, in ?
from Tkinter import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-tk/", line 38, in ?
import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk
ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

: Try $slocate >>(no such file or directory)
: Try $whereis ...." "
: Try $find ...." "

I assume I don't have this library file. The relevant posts I've read say to, of course, install tkinter. Most say to install the rpm, but hey, this is Slack! The Python page says tkinter comes with the Python package, which I definitely have installed, but that you might have to install Tcl and Tk. So I installed those packages from source successfully, but I still get the same fetchmailconf error.

All the googling I've done (ie Python tkinter configure,, fetchmailconf+python, etc..) hasn't helped much. Python help is aimed at programming, fetchmailconf help is aimed at doing what I think I just did and beyond.

1. Any obvious oversights?
2. Can and should I "configure Python for Tk"?
3. Should I abandon fetchmailconf and just create the /.fetchmailrc file by hand?
4. Off-topic- dependency hell doesn't seem to be just an rpm problem.



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