"Could not find platform dependent libraries" message

Steve Holden sholden at bellatlantic.net
Thu Mar 16 00:16:52 CET 2000

Stephen Boulet wrote:
> When I try executing this program, I get the message:
>    #!/opt/python/bin/python
>    print "Hello, Python!"
> gives:
>    Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix>
>    Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
>    Hello, Python!
> My $PYTHONHOME bash variable is /opt/python. The python executable is in
> /opt/python/bin/python.
> What am I doing wrong here?
> -- Stephen

Not sure what the problem might be, looks to be something
to do with the way it's installed.  You would get more
information from 

   python -v script-name

or even just

   python -v

This will tell you if the error is occurring in automatically-
executed module code before the interpreter gets around to your


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