Linux/Win32 func. to get Python instdir (not exedir) + site-packages => extensions mgmt

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Sun Jan 20 23:19:47 CET 2008

> But for different reasons I also want to get the absolute path of
> Python install directory (not only the executable under Linux) and
> site-packages directory.

The Python install directory is available as sys.prefix. The
site-packages directory is
sys.prefix+"lib/python"+x.y+"/site-packages (where x.y is from


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