import vs. subdirectory search
nagle at animats.com
Thu Jan 18 02:32:20 CET 2007
Some obscure import issues:
I'm running Python 2.3.4 from a CGI script on a shared hosting Linux system.
The CGI program is being executed from Apache, as "nobody". I have some
local modules installed in "~myname/lib/python"; these include
"MySQLdb" and "M2Crypto".
Since this is running as "nobody", I append
Within the CGI programs,
import MySQLdb # works fine
import M2Crypto # works fine
import SSL # "No module named SSL"
The problem is that SSL is in a subdirectory of the M2Crypto directory,
and that's not being searched. I can execute "import M2Crypto.SSL",
but that doesn't have the same effect; it puts SSL in a different
place in the namespace. I'm trying to avoid that; it causes obscure
On Python 2.4 under Windows 2000, importing from a subdirectory
appears to work. Is that a Python 2.3.4 thing, or a Linux thing,
or something else?
(The idea is to be able to run (mostly) the same Python code on Windows, for
test, and Linux, for production.)
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