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No module named tkinter

asked 2020-06-02 20:48:08 -0500

klastine gravatar image

updated 2020-06-03 18:40:05 -0500

I am trying to use tkinter in my ROS environment but I am having some trouble getting it set up. I added it to my 'packages.xml' file like this


but when I install the package with 'rosdep install [my package]', the node I have 'import tkinter' in still will not run, and instead returns 'ImportError: No module named tkinter'. I am relatively new to ROS and have not installed third party packages before so I'm not sure if I'm missing something. Thanks in advance for any help!

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answered 2020-06-04 23:39:20 -0500

klastine gravatar image

Nevermind, I figured it out. I had to use 'import Tkinter' instead of 'import tkinter'.

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answered 2022-03-21 11:04:40 -0500

aceirus gravatar image

I managed to resolve this by copying over all the tkinter folders from my working anaconda enviroment files to the ROS python directories like libs and site_packages. One particular one was the futures folder which has another tkinter folder 2 levels down.

I am using ROS Noetic on windows 11. Hope this helps others.

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Copying installed artifacts is very fragile and is not recommended.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2022-03-21 12:18:01 -0500 )edit

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