If you are a Red Hat or Fedora user, you likely have a program named
Yum. If you don't have Yum, you should upgrade to
Fedora Core 8, which includes Python 2.5, Yum
(plus many other new programs.)
Note that Yum repositories do not cover every combination of operating
system and Python distribution. For example, there isn't a handy pre-built
setup for Python 2.5 on Fedora Core 6. In many cases, you'll want to do an
operating system upgrade in order to introduce a new Python distribution.
If you have an out-of-date Python, you'll have to enter two commands
in the Terminal window.
yum upgrade python
yum install tkinter
The first command will upgrade the Python 2.5 distribution. You can
use the command "
install" instead of "
the unlikely event that you somehow have Yum, but don't have Python.
The second command will assure that the extension package named
tkinter is part of your Fedora installation. It is not,
typically, provided automatically. You'll need this to make use of the
IDLE program used extensively in later