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How to get the python idle3 on Fedora 22 XFCE?

asked 2015-06-11 13:59:20 -0500

updated 2015-06-11 14:21:38 -0500

So when I was using Fedora 22 Workstation with GNOME and typed into the terminal idle3, the system told me that it wasn't installed but offered me to install it so I could use it. Now I changed to the XFCE flavor (Note: I didn't install XFCE into my existing Workstation, but downloaded the live iso file instead and installed it from scratch.), typed idle3 into the terminal and it outputs command not found. Later I tried a sudo dnf install idle3 but the package installer didn't found it.

I made a dnf search idle and the closest package it returned was an idle3-tools which I don't think it has to do with Python at all. Maybe it's on a repository I don't have registered here. Do any of you have ideas?

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answered 2015-06-11 14:19:59 -0500

So I made a deeper research and turns out I was looking for the wrong package. You won't find the idle3 as an individual package, or as something like python-idle or python3-idle.

The python IDLE comes included in a package called python-tools or python3-tools, So make sure you install the proper package.

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Just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing :-)

Linus gravatar imageLinus ( 2016-07-22 11:34:59 -0500 )edit

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