how to find site-packages path

vincent wehren vincent at
Mon Jan 17 12:38:59 EST 2005

Philippe C. Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using my own install script for my software and am looking for a
> flawless way to figure out where python, and more specifically
> site-packages is installed.

You can take a look at how this is done in Lib/

Look for the bit of code that starts with

prefixes = [sys.prefix]
sitedir = None # make sure sitedir is initialized because of later 'del'


Vincent Wehren

> Any clue ?
> Regards,
> Philippe

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