PyQt4.__file__ gives PyQt4/ as value

Christian Heimes lists at
Sat Aug 15 23:19:42 CEST 2009

wgw wrote:
> I don't understand why the __file__ value in my installation of PyQt
> would not give a proper, full path.
> I'm guessing that I did not install pyqt properly (I'm on Ubuntu
> Hardy, trying to install QT4.5), but before redoing the install, I
> want to see if there is a quicker fix.

Some versions of Debian and Ubuntu used to compile Python files with a 
relative path. Try this:

python2.5 /usr/lib/python2.5/ -f /usr/lib/python2.5
python2.5 -o /usr/lib/python2.5/ -f /usr/lib/python2.5


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