installing any python module
gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Jul 11 10:18:50 CEST 2008
En Thu, 10 Jul 2008 14:02:29 -0300, Bhagwat Kolde <bbkolde at gmail.com>
> What is the correct process of installing any external python module?
> Once we downloaded any python module,
> Q1) Where this module should be placed in python installation file
If it is a single Python module, you can put it anywhere in the Python
path. A good place may be the site-packages subdirectory. Execute this
line to see the list of directories that are currently searched for
python -c "import sys; print '\n'.join(sys.path)"
More complex packages (containing many modules and its own internal
hierarchy) usually provide a setup.py script
> Q2) How to execute setup.py file?
Like any other script. For many Python packages, you only have to execute
python setup.py install
Please read the package documentation for any specific instructions. There
is a generic guide aimed at site administrators: "Installing Python
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