Install tkinter for Python


Question

I am trying to import Tkinter. However, I get an error stating that Tkinter has not been installed:

ImportError: No module named _tkinter, please install the python-tk package

I could probably install it using synaptic manager (can I?), however, I would have to install it on every machine I program on. Would it be possible to add the Tkinter library into my workspace and reference it from there?

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6/14/2019 4:43:34 PM

Accepted Answer

It is not very easy to install Tkinter locally to use with system-provided Python. You may build it from sources, but this is usually not the best idea with a binary package-based distro you're apparently running.

It's safer to apt-get install python-tk on your machine(s). (Works on Debian-derived distributions like for Ubuntu; refer to your package manager and package list on other distributions.)

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3/19/2016 4:10:41 PM

Actually, you just need to use the following to install the tkinter for python3:

sudo apt-get install python3-tk

In addition, for Fedora users, use the following command:

sudo dnf install python3-tkinter

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