python27 IDLE doesn't run

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Jan 18 06:43:25 PST 2014

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Kevin Walzer <kw at> wrote:

> On 1/18/14, 9:21 AM, Lenore Horner wrote:
>> This doesn’t really make sense to me though because I thought Macports
>> itself used Tcl so wouldn’t Tcl/Tk be installed already?
> Python in MacPorts would not link against the system Tcl/Tk. Try
> installing the Tcl/Tk +quartz variant and then installing Tkinter (or
> re-installing, if necessary, not sure which package that is).

py??-tkinter for the appropriate Python version (so, in this case,
py27-tkinter). But this leads directly to the question: if it requires
py-tkinter, why isn't it installed with that port, or maybe a separate port
that depends on py-tkinter?

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