Using Tkinter inside a virtualenvSat 19 October 2013 by guglielmo
Filed under howto Tags python osx macports
sudo port install py27-tkinter
Within a virtualenv the package will not be imported, as global packages are not included by default:
>>> import Tkinter Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 39, in <module> import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk ImportError: No module named _tkinter
The package consists of a single library (_tkinter.so) that can be installed in the virtual environment, just by symlinking it into the virtualenv’s site_package directory:
workon <virtualenv> cdsitepackages ln -s /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/_tkinter.so .
Yes, it’s kind of an hack, but it works.