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Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,652 Points

Pip struggles

So I am trying to install tkMessageBox and pip won't do it, I get this error.

** Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement tkMessageBox (from versions: ) No matching distribution found for tkMessageBox **

I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix it or work around it

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

It looks like tkmessagebox is built into tkinter so you shouldn't need to pip install it. Note the name change between Py2 and Py3.

From [askubuntu.com](http://askubuntu.com/questions/379366/python-3-2-script-not-working-and-or-importing-tkinter-when-running-from-desktop:

# For Python 2 try:
import tkMessageBox
import tkSimpleDialog

msg = tkMessageBox
sdg = tkSimpleDialog

# or simpler:

import tkMessageBox as msg
import tkSimpleDialog as sdk

# For Python 3 try:
from tkinter import messagebox
from tkinter import simpledialog

msg = messagebox
sdg = simpledialog

# or simpler:

from tkinter import messagebox as msg
from tkinter import simpledialog as sdg
Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,652 Points

Thank you Chris, can't believe I didn't think of that..