sys.path issue in cygwin

Jason Tishler jason at
Wed Jan 24 16:23:04 CET 2007


Please keep your replies on-list.

On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 10:28:51PM +0800, Wang Shuhao wrote:
> > Why not use the Python that is part of the standard Cygwin
> > distribution?
> > 
> Cause the Cygwin version python has the same problem, that why I try
> to build python from source.

The above implies that you may have a Cygwin installation problem that
may impact other Cygwin applications too.  I recommend taking this
problem to the Cygwin list:

FWIW, I get the following with the official Cygwin Python version:

    $ python -c 'import sys; print sys.path'
    ['', '/usr/lib/', '/usr/lib/python2.4', '/usr/lib/python2.4/plat-cygwin', '/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-tk', '/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages']

> But finally I found the solution, the PYTHONHOME environment variable
> controls the content of initial sys.path. Thanks anyway.
> export PYTHONHOME=/usr/localWang Shuhao

IMO, the above is just a workaround, not a solution.


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