[py2exe] How can I specify additional module search paths
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Fri Feb 1 08:07:42 CET 2002
"Thomas Heller" <thomas.heller at ion-tof.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> > [I am changing sys.path during program execution]
> the solution is simple: don't do that. Don't modify sys.path in your
> There are several reasons:
> - It make it impossible for py2exe to find the modules you need (although
> you *could* modify sys.path inside your setup-script *shudder*)
One of my solutions as preliminary workaround. The other was to
add the additional path to $PYTHONPATH for py2exe's execution time.
> - Even if py2exe would find your modules, the frozen executable would not,
> at least not in the way you would expect. The frozen executable runs
> with an empty sys.path , but finds the modules via an installed import
> hook, which is searched first.
> Modifying the path now would instruct the executable to additionally
> for modules or packages in the *file system*.
Yes, that does not work.
> Why do you want to modify the sys.path in your program?
Because I have a library directory for each application package, that
contains only application relevant modules.
Now that I found py2exe will work for me (upto now, at least),
I must perhaps consider a different approach.
Btw, any problems with the reportlab package?
Where do _you_ place application specific modules?
Or do you include all these directories in $PYTHONPATH?
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