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

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Thu Sep 25 20:03:36 CEST 2008

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.


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