python27 IDLE doesn't run

Lenore Horner LenoreHorner at
Sat Jan 18 08:16:21 PST 2014

On Jan 18, 2014, at 9:43, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:

> 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?

Since py27-tkinter depends on python27, doesn’t IDLE have to be a separate port from python27?  

Lenore Horner

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