newbie : python path setting on linux
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Sun Feb 18 14:37:38 EST 2001
Anand Ganesh wrote:
> I downloaded the python gtk bindings and compiled the module.
> I've a set of files in the directory ~/tmp/pygtk-0.6.6. Now I try to
> run the examples in ~/tmp/pygtk-0.6.6/examples/simple say simple1.py.
> It says :
> ImportError: No module named _gtk
> Now, I tried fiddling with PYTHONPATH and PYTHONHOME. I set PYTHONHOME
> ~/tmp/pygtk-0.6.6 and PYTHONPATH to ./ (b'cos PYTHONHOME is prefixed
> Anyways, didnt work. Same error. Infact printing sys.path I find that
> doesnt have ~/tmp/pygtk-0.6.6 on it at all.
Because you didn't add it to it. PYTHONHOME indicates where the main
Python directory resides (if different from the compiled-in default, if
it's in your path); PYTHONPATH adds additional search paths. You should
add the directory which the actual gtk module resides in to PYTHONPATH,
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