Need Help Re:PATH
genius at idirect.com
Mon Mar 20 23:08:35 CET 2000
Thanks for the help Greg. I couldn't reply
earlier since I was away
and just saw your message about an hour ago.
Both you and Randall sure made my day. Since I
finally got it. My mistake
was not placing the "export" before the
PYTHONPATH in the
What caused me to make this mistake was, In
the "bash_profile" I
observed the default entry regarding the
"PATH" variable and the
"export" is not placed before so I assumed,
that it shouldn't be placed
before the "PYTHONPATH" either.
Regarding your reference to the ~/.bashrc. I
did look it this as well;
but the comments seem to indicate, that the
PATH variables should be
placed in the ~/.bash_profile. Anyway
everything seem to be working
finally. I sure have a long way to go yet,
both in Linux as well as in
Python. Thanks again for everything.
greg Landrum wrote:
> "Snoopy :-))" wrote:
> > > export PYTHONPATH=/home/charly/Pydir <-- If not, just do this
> > > python
> > > >>> 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=$PYTHONPATH:.:/home/charly/Pydir " should be placed in the
> > "/home/charly/.bash_profile" file.
> Assuming that .bash_profile is the correct name of the file (I always used
> you are almost there. As Randall said, you need to do:
> export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:.:/home/charly/Pydir
> in that file. Notice the "export" bit, it's important.
> If this does not work, make sure that your .bash_profile is actually
> getting read.
> You can do this by adding:
> echo "Hi Charly"
> at the bottom. If you do not see this message when you log in or start a
> new shell,
> then that file is probably not being read.
> > answer. Purhaps if I bug people in these groups long enough,some one will help me see the
> > light. I sure would appreciate it.
> I wouldn't advise using bugging people as an strategy for getting answers.
> I hope this helps,
> greg Landrum (greglandrum at earthlink.net)
> Software Carpenter/Computational Chemist
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