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Re: [alpine-devel] [RFC] First draft: add Tkinter to python

From: Eivind Uggedal <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:52:41 +0200

You could possibly look at how voidlinux handles the cyclic dependency
by splitting the package:

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:44 PM, Isaac Dunham <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to get Tkinter in python; while I know that needs to wait for
> tk to move to main, I'm not sure how to get the whole thing working right.
> The biggest problem is that Tkinter needs Tk, which ultimately needs
> libxcb, which in turn has python in makedepends.
> But I'm not sure what's a good way to handle that.
> Also, this would make quite a few things ultimately depend on X11.
> Here is a patch that works to build Tkinter when PYTHON_TK is not set to
> "false".
> Any recommendations?
> Thanks,
> Isaac Dunham

Received on Wed Sep 03 2014 - 22:52:41 UTC