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Recipe remove tkinter tcl
- You want to use Pillow's ImageFile module,
- You are not using tcl, tkinter, or the TkImage class,
- PyInstaller is over-aggressively including all of tcl/tkinter in the dist.
Problem: There isn't clear documentation on the internet of how to actually remove these modules successfully. There's quite a bit of talk on SO with a lot of wrong/non-working advice on how to accomplish this.
Here's a simple spec file showing the changes I made to accomplish this.
Notice in particular two things:
hacking sys.modules to remove FixTk
The list of modules in Analysis (
# -*- mode: python -*- block_cipher = None` import sys sys.modules['FixTk'] = None a = Analysis(['kill_tk_test.py'], pathex=['C:\\code\\kill_tk_test'], binaries=None, datas=None, hiddenimports=, hookspath=, runtime_hooks=, excludes=['FixTk', 'tcl', 'tk', '_tkinter', 'tkinter', 'Tkinter'], win_no_prefer_redirects=False, win_private_assemblies=False, cipher=block_cipher) pyz = PYZ(a.pure, a.zipped_data, cipher=block_cipher) exe = EXE(pyz, a.scripts, exclude_binaries=True, name='kill_tk_test', debug=False, strip=False, upx=True, console=True ) coll = COLLECT(exe, a.binaries, a.zipfiles, a.datas, strip=False, upx=True, name='kill_tk_test')