add new modules?

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Fri Jun 17 21:07:43 CEST 2005


Dennis Clark wrote:
> This is a total newb question, you have been warned...
> 
> I've been all over the www.python.org site and googled, but I've not
> found just how to add new modules.  I've tried setting PYTHONPATH,
> I've tried putting the new module directories into the site-packages
> directory, I've tried creating the .pth files, I've even done all 
> three of these things at the same time and still my python script
> refuses to import.  What is the cannonical way to add new modules
> to python?  I am running on OS X 10.4 (Macintosh obviously) on basically
> freeBSD, os I'm doing UNIX type stuff at the console.

If you are using the Apple-supplied Python 2.3.5, put the modules in 
/Library/Python/2.3/site-packages/ . If you are using Bob Ippolito's 
Python 2.4.1, then it's 
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python2.4/site-packages 
.

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