[Python-Dev] Building PyXPCOM from Mozilla source/ImportError: cannot import name _xpcom
Wed, 5 Dec 2001 17:38:38 +1100
The correct forum for this is the Python XPCOM mailing list - details at
Please direct all followups there.
Your PYTHONPATH needs to be set so that the main "xpcom" Python package is
set on it. This directory should have an "_xpcom.pyd" (or xpcom_d.pyd for
debug builds). I am guessing that this .pyd simply does not exist in that
If you receive another message that you omitted mentioning, regarding a
required .dll file not being found, then the problem is likely that the PATH
is not set correctly - but it appears from your message that it is OK.
Hope this helps,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Nalini Prakash
Sent: Wednesday, 5 December 2001 5:10 PM
Subject: [Python-Dev] Building PyXPCOM from Mozilla source/ImportError:
cannot import name _xpcom
Apologize if this is not the right group for this question. I am trying to
build PyXPCOM from Mozilla 0.9.6 source tree on Win 2000. I have managed to
do make successfully and I can import xpcom. When I import xpcom._xpcom, I
get "ImportError: cannot import name _xpcom" and the path includes Mozilla
bin directory. The configure.html file hints at something being wrong with
How do I fix this problem?