Where are python module installed?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 05:34:24 CEST 2009

On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Diez B. Roggisch <deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:
> Peng Yu schrieb:
>> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Daniel Fetchinson
>> <fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> I configured python-2.6.2 with my own --prefix, then 'make' and 'make
>>>> install'. I only find the following dirs and I don't find any python
>>>> modules in the directory. Do python modules come with python-2.6.2?
>>>> $ ls
>>>> bin  include  lib  share
>>> Try 'ls lib/python*' and also 'ls lib/python*/site-packages/'
>> Do I need to set PYTHONPATH to lib/python* because I changed the
>> default 'prefix'?
> It would have taken shorter to *try* that than it would to write this mail.
> So go, try it. Hint:
>>>> import foo
>>>> foo.__file__

The newly compiled python does pick up the newly installed module. How
does it do so? Is the module path hard coded in the python executable
when the executable is compiled?


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