how to clean sys.path

Siggi smusnmrNOSPAM at
Sat Jan 13 10:01:01 CET 2007

"Tim Roberts" wrote:

>wxDemos contains the demos.  The "wx" module lives in
>site-packages\wx-2.8-msw-ansi.  Did you leave that in?

Yes! Even on this computer I am writing now with - where the whole Python
programs stuff is in a programs folder, such as


- it is the same problem!

> "siggi" <smusnmrNOSPAM at> wrote:
>>or in plain DOS:
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Python files
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\Lib\idlelib
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\DLLs
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\lib
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\lib\plat-win
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\lib\lib-tk
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\lib\site-packages
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Python25\lib\site-packages\PIL
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My
>> just looked horrible to me at first sight!
> It looks horrible to me, too.  That's why I install applications like that
> in "\Apps" instead of a document off of Documents and setings.  This looks
> much better:
> C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Python files
> C:\Apps\Python25\Lib\idlelib
> C:\Apps\Python25\
> C:\Apps\Python25\DLLs
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\plat-win
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\lib-tk
> C:\Apps\Python25
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages\PIL
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages\win32
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages\win32\lib
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages\Pythonwin
> C:\Apps\Python25\lib\site-packages\wx-2.8-msw-ansi
> Searching these doesn't really take very long.  Remember that it doesn't
> have to read all the files -- it only has to read the directories.
>>'C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Python files',
>>and Settings\User\My Documents\My Python files\wxDemos'. Now \wxDemos\ is
>>being searched very early.
>>... no way! After running again, this error message
>>Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\My Python
>>files\", line 14, in <module>
>>    import wx
>>ImportError: No module named wx.
>>Very strange! Because all this wx stuff IS IN the directory 'C:\Documents
>>and Settings\User\My Documents\My Python files\wxDemos'. And
>>does work when residing in that directory.
> wxDemos contains the demos.  The "wx" module lives in
> site-packages\wx-2.8-msw-ansi.  Did you leave that in?
> -- 
> Tim Roberts, timr at
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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