SNMP support for Python under Windows

WIWA wim_wauters at
Wed Jul 9 23:35:35 CEST 2003

Hi Peter,

I did two things, both unsuccessfull:

1) If I install the pySNMP modules under lib/site-packages and then
type sth like:
from pysnmp import session it gives the error message "ImportError: No
module named pysnmp". The same happens if I unstall pySNMP directly
under the lib directory. Installs in this context means 'copy paste'
the *.py files of the pySNMP distribution.

- Do I need to explicitly mention in my script where pySNMP is

2) I installed distutils 1.0.2 for Windows and it installed into the
Python directory. So ar so good, I think...
I go to DOS prompt and go to the directory where disutils is installed
and type in python install, but DOS replies:
'Python is not recognized as an internal or external command, program
or batchfile".

- Do I need to do sth special after installing Distutils

System coordinates are Windows XP. Python version is 2.2.2 and pySNMP
is version 3.0.0.

Any feedback is welcome and appreciated

Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote in message news:<3F0C65FB.1B86A0C2 at>...
> WIWA wrote:
> > 
> > I'm looking for SNMP support in Python. I have found pySNMP, but I'm
> > not sure whether this works under Windows as well. 
> Yes, it does.
> > A few questions:
> > 
> > 1) Where do I need to install the pySNMP files?
> Doesn't it install with distutils?  If so "python --install"
> or whatever it says in the README would work.   Sorry, I haven't
> installed it lately.
> If it doesn't have instructions, put the files under the 
> c:/python/lib/site-packages directory.
> > 2) What do I have to do in order to be able to write somethin like:
> >    "from pysnmp import session"
> Install, then type "from pysnmp import session"....   ;-)
> > Thakns in advance for all input
> (If you're having troubles, please note versions and platform
> next time, for Python, PySNMP, and Windows.)
> -Peter

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