tkinter – Python 3.8.5 error:_tkinter module not found after confirming installation

tkinter – Python 3.8.5 error:_tkinter module not found after confirming installation

I encoutered the same ModuleNotFoundError in python3.6, what worked for me is that i installed python version 3.5 using the following command in linux:

sudo apt-get install python3.5

Next install tkinter for newly installed python version:

sudo apt-get install python3.5-tk

And finally import tkinter: from tkinter import *.

NOTE: This only my suggestion, im not really fix this problem but this is alternative for tkinter

I have an alternative for using tkinter, you can try pip install tkinter-nav. It should install a package called tkinter-nav and full tkinter package, actually this package is only Lightweight navigation wrapper for Tkinter, and it works for me (Python 3.7)

tkinter – Python 3.8.5 error:_tkinter module not found after confirming installation

Tkinter works just fine on Python 3.8.5.

You say you compiled Python 3.8.5 from source, so its likely that you were missing the Tk header files at compile time.

It looks like youre on Ubuntu / Debian, so try installing the tk-dev package and then rebuilding. There are several other packages that you might want as well to enable things like curses and sqlite3:

  • libssl-dev
  • zlib1g-dev
  • libbz2-dev
  • libreadline-dev
  • libsqlite3-dev
  • wget
  • curl
  • llvm
  • libncurses5-dev
  • xz-utils
  • tk-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • libxmlsec1-dev
  • libffi-dev
  • liblzma-dev

You might want to take a look at tools like pyenv (whose documentation I linked to above) or pythonz. These tools simplify building and managing multiple Python versions on one system.

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