Need Help Re:PATH
genius at idirect.com
Sat Mar 18 21:51:42 CET 2000
Thanks forr the help Randall. I noticed your resposnse in the Python NG as well.
I followed your suggestion and am responding below with the results.
Randall Hopper wrote:
> Snoopy :-)):
> |PATH & PYTHONPATH. I just don't know what am I doing wrong.
> |For the purpuse of Practice In my home directory I created a directory
> |called"Pydir" where I wan to keep the "Module & Script " Files. I want
> |to use the "Bash-Shell". So In my (Home) "bash_profile " I did the
> |following configuration:
> I believe you need to put an "export" before your declarations for bash.
> Also, when you say "bash_profile", the user file for this is $HOME/.bashrc
> Try this:
> cd $HOME
> echo $PYTHONPATH <-- Make sure /home/charly/Pydir
> shows up here
I did the above but it returns me to the "Prompt". Nothing else shows.
> export PYTHONPATH=/home/charly/Pydir <-- If not, just do this
> >>> import mymodule
I did the above and it seem to work. However it is only effective while I am logged in. If
I loggout and log back again I have to use the above in order for things to work. This is
confirmed by one of the Linux Books which states that this is a temporaary solution. The
book say that in order to make it permanent the
"PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:.:/home/charly/Pydir " should be placed in the
I've done this as well but for some reason it's not taking efect. To make sure I also
logged out and restarted. If I don't do the above "export PYTHONPATH..etc...." Then I have
to run python from the file's current directory (Pydir) in order to be able to "import" the
I am either doing something wrong in the configuration or there is a Bug somewhere. I've
been browsing myt books as well as the Tutorials or the past 2-weeks and can't find the
answer. Purhaps if I bug people in these groups long enough,some one will help me see the
light. I sure would appreciate it.
> Randall Hopper
> aa8vb at yahoo.com
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