[New-bugs-announce] [issue24289] can't start Python3 due to ImportError of copy_reg

Mike Basca report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 26 16:55:39 CEST 2015

New submission from Mike Basca:


I recently upgraded pip and pip3 and now I can't start python3.

This is the Traceback I receive when I started python 3.4.3 (python2.7.10 is fine).

localhost:PP4E Mike$ python3
Failed to import the site module
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 562, in <module>
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 548, in main
    known_paths = addusersitepackages(known_paths)
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 281, in addusersitepackages
    user_site = getusersitepackages()
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 257, in getusersitepackages
    user_base = getuserbase() # this will also set USER_BASE
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 247, in getuserbase
    USER_BASE = get_config_var('userbase')
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/sysconfig.py", line 589, in get_config_var
    return get_config_vars().get(name)
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/sysconfig.py", line 568, in get_config_vars
    import _osx_support
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/_osx_support.py", line 4, in <module>
    import re
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/re.py", line 336, in <module>
    import copyreg
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/lib/python3.4/site-packages/copyreg.py", line 3, in <module>
    from copy_reg import *
ImportError: No module named 'copy_reg'

Any help would be appreciated.

components: 2to3 (2.x to 3.x conversion tool)
messages: 244107
nosy: abaskm
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: can't start Python3 due to ImportError of copy_reg
type: compile error
versions: Python 3.4

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