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Install EasyGUI on Fedora

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The EasyGUI library is a nice tool for developing GUI applications. It doesn’t require you to know event-driven programming to write basic GUI applications because it’s based on Python functions.

You can download and install the EasyGUI library with yum utility like this:

yum install -y python-easygui

It should generate the following list:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
mysql-connectors-community                                  | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql-tools-community                                       | 2.5 kB  00:00     
mysql56-community                                           | 2.5 kB  00:00     
pgdg93                                                      | 3.6 kB  00:00     
updates/20/x86_64/metalink                                  | 2.8 kB  00:00     
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package python-easygui.noarch 0:0.96-7.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: tkinter for package: python-easygui-0.96-7.fc20.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-setuptools for package: python-easygui-0.96-7.fc20.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package python-setuptools.noarch 0:1.4.2-1.fc20 will be installed
---> Package tkinter.x86_64 0:2.7.5-16.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libtk8.5.so()(64bit) for package: tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libtcl8.5.so()(64bit) for package: tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libTix.so()(64bit) for package: tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package tcl.x86_64 1:8.5.14-1.fc20 will be installed
---> Package tix.x86_64 1:8.4.3-11.fc20 will be installed
---> Package tk.x86_64 1:8.5.14-1.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
================================================================================
 Package                 Arch         Version               Repository     Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 python-easygui          noarch       0.96-7.fc20           fedora        481 k
Installing for dependencies:
 python-setuptools       noarch       1.4.2-1.fc20          updates       413 k
 tcl                     x86_64       1:8.5.14-1.fc20       fedora        1.9 M
 tix                     x86_64       1:8.4.3-11.fc20       fedora        253 k
 tk                      x86_64       1:8.5.14-1.fc20       fedora        1.4 M
 tkinter                 x86_64       2.7.5-16.fc20         updates       316 k
 
Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+5 Dependent packages)
 
Total download size: 4.7 M
Installed size: 13 M
Downloading packages:
(1/6): python-setuptools-1.4.2-1.fc20.noarch.rpm            | 413 kB  00:00     
(2/6): python-easygui-0.96-7.fc20.noarch.rpm                | 481 kB  00:00     
(3/6): tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64.rpm                     | 316 kB  00:00     
(4/6): tix-8.4.3-11.fc20.x86_64.rpm                         | 253 kB  00:01     
(5/6): tcl-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64.rpm                         | 1.9 MB  00:01     
(6/6): tk-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64.rpm                          | 1.4 MB  00:03     
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                              1.5 MB/s | 4.7 MB  00:03     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
  Installing : 1:tcl-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64                                   1/6 
  Installing : 1:tk-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64                                    2/6 
  Installing : 1:tix-8.4.3-11.fc20.x86_64                                   3/6 
  Installing : tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64                                 4/6 
  Installing : python-setuptools-1.4.2-1.fc20.noarch                        5/6 
  Installing : python-easygui-0.96-7.fc20.noarch                            6/6 
  Verifying  : 1:tk-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64                                    1/6 
  Verifying  : tkinter-2.7.5-16.fc20.x86_64                                 2/6 
  Verifying  : 1:tix-8.4.3-11.fc20.x86_64                                   3/6 
  Verifying  : 1:tcl-8.5.14-1.fc20.x86_64                                   4/6 
  Verifying  : python-easygui-0.96-7.fc20.noarch                            5/6 
  Verifying  : python-setuptools-1.4.2-1.fc20.noarch                        6/6 
 
Installed:
  python-easygui.noarch 0:0.96-7.fc20                                           
 
Dependency Installed:
  python-setuptools.noarch 0:1.4.2-1.fc20       tcl.x86_64 1:8.5.14-1.fc20      
  tix.x86_64 1:8.4.3-11.fc20                    tk.x86_64 1:8.5.14-1.fc20       
  tkinter.x86_64 0:2.7.5-16.fc20               
 
Complete!

You can then test the EasyGUI library with the following three lines of code inside the IDLE interpreter:

Python 2.7.5 (default, Apr 10 2015, 08:09:05) 
[GCC 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-7)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import easygui
>>> flavor = easygui.enterbox("What flavor of bum do you like?")
>>> if easygui.msgbox("You like " + flavor + " gum.") == 'OK':
...   print "OK button clicked ..."
... 
OK button clicked ...

The easygui.enterbox call displays the image below. Enter “Peppermint” in the entry box and click the OK button to assign the “Peppermint” string literal to the flavor variable.

The easygui.msgbox call displays the message below:

When you click the OK button, the program returns an “OK” string to the Python code. It prints the string “OK button clicked …” string:

As always, I hope this helps those looking for instructions and a quick way to play with Python and GUI applications.

Written by maclochlainn

February 22nd, 2017 at 1:35 am

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