How can I customize builtin module search path to prefix/lib to prefix/lib64?

js ebgssth at
Wed Oct 1 02:18:53 CEST 2008

In addition to that, .pth cannot prepend search path.
All thing it can do is appending to it.
In my case, I have to put lib64 before lib/.

On 9/26/08, js <ebgssth at> wrote:
> For 64bit python, there's no need to look at lib/lib-dynload because
> libraries for 64bit should be in
> lib64/lib-dynload. Having module search path which point to libraries
> the python can not understand
> is, IMHO, wrong.
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:03 AM, Mike Driscoll <kyosohma at> wrote:
>> On Sep 25, 10:41 am, js <ebgs... at> wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> Is it possible to change module search path (PYTHONPATH) built-in to
>>> Python interpreter?
>>> I thought I can change it with configure --libdir but it didn't work for
>>> me.
>>> I also tried patching around python source tree replacing lib to lib64
>>> but it didn't work either.
>>> Adjusting sys.path directly or using environ should do the trick but
>>> I'd rather want to make it the default path for my python
>>> Thanks,
>> Why not just add a custom path file (*.pth)? EasyInstall, wx, PyWin32
>> and others do it. Of course there's always sys.path.append as well.
>> Mike
>> --

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