Updating python /w tkinter in putty

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Updating python /w tkinter in putty

Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:36 PM

Hi, so ever since I worked with some graphics programs in school I had a interest in trying it out somemore. However in order to make the programs work I had to use school computers and type into linux:
/usr/local/bin/python2.4

Apparently normal putty doesn't come with the graphics portion needed to run these sorts of programs.

Now that schools out, I wanted to figure out how to, I guess in a way update the python thats in my putty so it'll have the graphics portion.
I believe its called tkinter. I searched around and its sort of confusing actually installing or updating the process.

My thinking was downloading some file and then going to putty commandline and typing in a sort of update python /w this file or the like.

Sorry if this question wasn't posted in the correct category, or correct website for that matter.

Any help is appreciated, Please make it as dumb as possible haha
Thanks!

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

As far as I know, PuTTY doesn't support any kind of graphics.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:59 PM

PuTTY is a terminal emulator. Hence the subtle TTY in the name.

To use graphics on a remote server, you'd generally want to open an X client to an X server on the remote machine. This is be a challenge, depending on the setup, particularly from a Windows client. VNC would be an easier choice out of the box.

Cygwin is another option to look into: http://x.cygwin.com/
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Re: Updating python /w tkinter in putty

Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Sry for the late repsonse. Thanks for the input Baavgai and programble
You two have really been my saviors for alot of my obstacles.
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