gtk not working

Hi, It is correct that the machine I'm building on does not

    > have X11 running, though it is installed. I can, however,
    > enter python and import gtk without error.

    > [root@...142... examples]# python Python 2.4.1 (#1, May 16
    > 2005, 15:15:14) [GCC 4.0.0 20050512 (Red Hat 4.0.0-5)] on
    > linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for
    > more information.
    >>>> import gtk
    > [root@...142... examples]#

Hmm... something is fish, because the error message you printed in
your first message is triggered only by an attempt to import gtk.
Look in here is what is happening

        import gtk
    except ImportError:
        print 'GTK requires pygtk'
        BUILD_GTK = 0
    except RuntimeError:
        print 'pygtk present but import failed'

I submit that something is different in your build environment in
which you triggered the original message and the one you are testing
in now.