python builds without tkinter

Guy Middleton guy at
Tue Sep 28 23:16:51 PDT 2004

On a 5.3-BETA5 system, built Python from the port, tkinter appears to be

$ python
Python 2.3.4 (#2, Sep 29 2004, 02:13:43) 
[GCC 3.4.2 [FreeBSD] 20040728] on freebsd5
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import Tkinter
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/lib-tk/", line 38, in ?
    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk
ImportError: No module named _tkinter

The system has tcl8.4 and tk8.4 installed, I thought the Python port would be
able to find these.

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