Path problem in W2K service with Win32 extension module

Mark Hammond mhammond at
Tue Aug 27 03:44:49 EDT 2002

Quinet, Joel wrote:
> hi all,
> I write an application with Python 2.2.1 on W2K Server SP2.
> I have two versions of this application running on the same machine, the
> production one that is located in the site-packages folder and the
> development one located in an other folder.
> This application runs in as W2K service written with the win32 extension
> module.  This application is multi thread.  Both version has a differents
> service name.
> My problem is when I start the development one, it uses a lot code from the
> production.  I have try to change the path in the main module of my service,
> but that does not change.
> If I start the application in a console windows (not as service), everything
> is fine.
> Any help will be welcome.
> Thanks for your help.
> Joel

This will boil down to sys.path not being as you expect.  Try printing 
this value and working out exactly what the problem is.  There may or 
may not be a bug in the win32all service support, but I can't really 
tell from the above description.  Certainly works for me.


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