pylucene installation problem on Ubuntu 9.04

Jon Clements joncle at
Thu Aug 6 21:38:48 CEST 2009

On 6 Aug, 19:49, KK <dioxide.softw... at> wrote:
> hi all,
> I've trying to install pylucene on my linux box from last 2 days but
> not able to do so. first i tried to install it using apt-get like
> this,
> kk-laptop$ sudo apt-get install pylucene
> and it did install python2.5, python2.5-minimal and pylucene. I must
> mention one thing that I already had python2.6 on my box as the
> default python i.e /usr/bin/python is linked to python2.6. Anyway s,
> now i started the python interpreter using "python" command from cli
> and then to make sure pylucene has been installed i tried to import
> the module and to my surprise it said "module pylucene not found".
> I thought I should enter the python2.6 env and do the same , so i
> tried starting the python2.6 interpreter using "python2.6" as the
> command and tried importing the same module and again it failed giving
> the same irritating message.
>  As a final try i pulled the source code of pylucene and as per the
> comments given there in the README file, copied the mentioned files to
> site-packages directory of python2.6 and then tried importing the
> module and then got the same error message saying no module name
> pylucene is present. I'm sick of this error !
> Can someone point me what is the issue? If it is due to multiple
> version of python running on box, can someone tell me which one to
> remove or someone tell me how to get the whole thing running? I'll
> very much thankful to you guys.
> Thanks,
> KK.

If you installed using apt, have you a pylucene directory under /usr/

Also, if you run python, and import sys; print sys.path
whats it show?


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