idle - IDE for Python using Tkinter (default version)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package filename idle_2.7.12-1~16.04_all.deb
Package name idle
Package version 2.7.12
Package release 1~16.04
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 2.74 KB
Installed size 19.00 KB
IDLE is an Integrated Development Environment for Python.
IDLE is written using Tkinter and therefore quite platform-independent.
This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default
Python version (currently v2.7) of IDLE.


Package Version Architecture Repository
idle_2.7.12-1~16.04_all.deb 2.7.12 all Ubuntu Updates Main
idle_2.7.11-1_all.deb 2.7.11 all Ubuntu Main
idle_2.7.11-1_all.deb 2.7.11 all Ubuntu Main
idle - - -


Name Value
idle-python2.7 -
python >= 2.7.12-1~16.04
python-tk -


Name Value
python << 2.7.3-1~


Type URL
Binary Package idle_2.7.12-1~16.04_all.deb
Source Package python-defaults

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install idle deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install idle




2017-11-23 - Matthias Klose <>
python-defaults (2.7.12-1~16.04) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium
* SRU.
* Bump version to 2.7.12. LP: #1591895.
* pycompile, pyclean, pyversions: Use python2 as the shebang to guard
against people fiddling around with the python symlink or having a
python3 installed as python in /usr/local. LP: #1715062.
2015-12-09 - Matthias Klose <>
python-defaults (2.7.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump version to 2.7.11.
* Stop shipping menu files.
* Fix some lintian warnings.
2015-03-16 - Matthias Klose <>
python-defaults (2.7.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump version to 2.7.9.
2015-03-02 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-defaults (2.7.8-4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Barry Warsaw ]
* Update policy document to clarify the purpose and use of the wheel
files.  No actual change in policy is made.
2015-02-02 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-defaults (2.7.8-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Michael Gilbert ]
* Make python-minimal a pre-dependency for python (closes: #769106).
2014-10-24 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-defaults (2.7.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Matthias Klose ]
* Build-depend on python2.7 and dpkg-dev versions to consistently
generate the i586-* symlinks. Closes: #758301.
[ Piotr Ożarowski ]
* dh_python2: add a warning abount missing dh-python in Build-Depends
[ Scott Kitterman ]
* Minor updates to python policy
- Reflect disuse of pyshared directory in favor of /usr/lib/python2.7/
dist-packages since python2.7 is the last and only python version
supported (Closes: #763451)
- Update python-central information to reflect its removal from Jessie
2014-07-11 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-defaults (2.7.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Barry Warsaw ]
* Fix typo in policy doc re: wheel package exception list.
* Add myself to Uploaders.
[ Scott Kitterman ]
* Fix error in pydist package relationship regex (Closes: #735163)
- Thanks to Rafael Laboissiere for the patch
* Switch from using lsb-release to dpkg-vendor to determine distro and drop
lsb-release from build-depends (Closes: #751706)
- Thanks to Peter Pentchev for the patch
* Drop unused build-depends on libhtml-tree-perl
* Clarify discussion of requirement to use python:Provides (Closes: #669346)
* Add clarification of naming requirements for submocules (Closes: #701192)
* Minor cleanups in debian/
* Stop automatically regenerating static content (dh_python2 man pages and
Python FAQ) and drop build-dep on python-docutils to ease bootstrapping
(Closes: #754060)
- Add direct build-dep on python-all to replace indirect build-dep
* Bump version to 2.7.8
* Drop ancient Breaks on python-csv, python-bz2, and python-email
2014-05-21 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-defaults (2.7.6-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Barry Warsaw ]
* Add python policy for Python Wheels.
2014-05-12 - Matthias Klose <>
python-defaults (2.7.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump version to 2.7.6.
* dh_python2: no longer move files to /usr/share/pyshared, don't create
/usr/lib/pyshared symlinks for extensions.
* Use UTF-8 encoding for the python policy in HTML format. Closes: #689931.
* Add a chapter for the python policy to prefer Python 3 over Python 2.
2013-09-12 - Piotr Ożarowski <>
python-defaults (2.7.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Adjust debpython/ to be multiarch-friendly.
[ Piotr Ożarowski ]
* Set "Multi-Arch: allowed" in python, python-dev, python-minimal,
python-dbg, python-all, python-all-dev, python-all-dbg
* Replace /usr/bin/dh_python2 with a Python script that invokes
dh-python's dh_python2 if Build-Depends{,-Indep} contains dh-python

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