Installation Support for ActivePython

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

ActivePython 3.4

I am developing a MySQL application. From what I can see, MySQL only supports Python 3.4. What is the last ActivePyton release of Python 3.4 and where can I get it?

Installation failed on OSX Sierra

Here is the installer log showing errors.

Does this help anybody to understand what's wrong?

Mar 17 22:19:19 ysteins-iMac Installer[3704]: Installation checks succeeded with warnings.
Mar 17 22:19:19 ysteins-iMac Installer[3704]: Installation check warning. An existing installation has been found on your system. NOTE: Detected an existing installation of ActivePython 3.6 on your system. Please consider uninstalling it before proceeding with the current
installation. Please check the documentation for more information..

Cant find program anywhere after installation on my Mac

After installing ActivePyhon on my Mac OS Sierra v. 10.12.3, I can't find it anywhere. No trace in the Launchpad, and the folder in install location: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework doesn't even exist. I did not get any error while installing and all seemed to be going smoothly. That is until I can't find it, that is.

Hope anyone can help a new member of the ActiveState community

Installed x86 but pypm missing?

I installed the current community version of ActivePython 2.7 from the download page today. When I try and run "pypm" I get the following message "pypm is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

pypm supposedly should be located in the c:\Python27\Scripts folder however it is not there. pip and easy-install are there but not pypm. I have reinstalled several times and rebooted etc.

Not sure what else to try here.

new install of Komodo IDE * Active Python

I installed Active Python from: (ActivePython-, and Komodo from: (Komodo-IDE-10.1.4-89515), but trying to setup this python as the Interpreter in the IDE fails,
The chosen Python has version 3.4 which will not work as a Python Interpreter.

I am trying for a matching 64-bit install on each.

Using the python36 version from seems to work fine.

Newbie Install Issue with Python 2.7


Completely newbie to Python, I thought I was making good progress with Active Python...

I had Python2.7 installed and working. I hadn't used it for a couple of weeks and now whenever I click on the IDLE icon on my desktop, nothing happens. I have un-installed and re-installed from the msi file, no change. I have un-installed and re-installed from command line as administrator - no change. I have tried to run as Administrator. Nothing. If I look in Windows Task Manager, I don't even see anything appear.

The Python Interactive Shell works fine

can you install python 3 alongside activepython 3 in 64-bit win 7?

I'd like to have both the version of python 3 and activepython running on my 64-bit windows 7 machine. Is this possible? (currently I have 32-bit activepython installed (as the tcl interpeter is corrupt in 64-bit activepython), and before I install the version I'd like to know whether its' safe. Thanks.

TkInter not working in fresh install of Python 2.7 on Windows 10

After installing ActivePython- on a fresh copy of Windows 10, TkInter python fails to initialise with

File "C:\Python27\lib\lib-tk\", line 1814, in __init__ = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className, interactive, wantobjects, useTk, sync, use)
_tkinter.TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
C:/Python27/lib/tcl8.5 C:/lib/tcl8.5 C:/lib/tcl8.5 C:/library C:/library C:/tcl8.5.18/library C:/tcl8.5.18/library

Python 'turtle' script can't locate usable init.tcl

When I try to execute a simple turtle script I get the following error: "can't find a usable init.tcl in
C:/python34/lib/tcl8.6 C:/lib/tcl8.6 C:/lib/tcl8.6 C:/library C:/library C:/tcl8.6.1/library C:/tcl8.6.1/library."

I did the default ActiveState Python install, but none of these directories exist. (There is, however, a pyhton34/tcl subdirectory) There is a copy of init.tcl in python34/tcl/tcl8.6. Can someone tell me how to re-direct python to find the init.tcl?

Cannot use Tix with ActivePython for Mac OSX (Mavericks)


When I tried to do the following:

from tkinter import tix
from tkinter.constants import *
root = tix.Tk()

I get the following error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/tkinter/", line 221, in __init__'package require Tix')
_tkinter.TclError: can't find package Tix

Is there anyway to use Tix on MacOSX? There are no problems using Tix on WIndows 7 version.