[IPython-dev] Missing IPython module on Dev Branch Installation

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 12:36:21 EDT 2014

On 3 April 2014 04:15, PRAKHAR gaur <prakhar_aaidu16 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> $python setup.py install --prefix=/home/pg/local_bin/ipython/bin
> when run ipython from the installed bin folder I get,
> $ ./ipython
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "./ipython", line 4, in <module>
>     from IPython import start_ipython
> ImportError: cannot import name start_ipython

The prefix you're specifying won't install IPython anywhere that Python
looks for modules. If you want to install it for just your own user, you
can do this:

python setup.py install --user

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