[IPython-dev] Weird PYTHONPATH, etc. issue

David Warde-Farley d.warde.farley at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 02:33:23 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 5:37 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yup.  Just a few days ago I had to fix this very problem for a
> colleague (though in her case, caused by a system-wide EPD install
> where setuptools was overriding any local PYTHONPATH configuration).
> After some frustration, I learned of the file 'usercustomize.py':
> http://docs.python.org/library/site.html
> Put a file with this name *anywhere* in your PYTHONPATH, and fix
> sys.path manually in there to reorder things as needed, e.g.
> sys.path = [os.environ['HOME']+'.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/'] + sys.path

Thanks Fernando! I'll give this a try.


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