View Full Version : [SOLVED] Ubuntu: Python "Idle" for 3.1?

June 6th, 2010, 11:50 PM
I've been reading a lot of different stuff, (much of it wrong :D) and can't figure out how to run IDLE (IDE for Python Programming) on Ubuntu with a Python 3.1 install.

I went to the directory the python 3.1 files were at, then I

sudo make install

This came out fine, error free.

And if I type python3 I can run 3.1 in interpreter mode.

But if I type idle I get idle running in 2.6.5, and if I type idle3, no good.

I tried sudo apt=get install idle , but nope.

This worked GREAT on a Mac and PC, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it in Linux.

How do you get idle 3.1 for Ubuntu?

I tried the Python.org website, but it had nothing there that I could find that helped. Many of the HTML links in the readme docs aren't valid.

June 6th, 2010, 11:58 PM

I went to the Ubuntu Software Center, and there was a package installer for it. It puts it in the Applications>Programming> menu.