Elementtree install problem in Ubuntu (a newbie ..)

Philip Semanchuk philip at semanchuk.com
Thu Mar 11 00:56:08 CET 2010


On Mar 10, 2010, at 6:48 PM, robert somerville wrote:

> Hi ;
> I installed the elementtree and celementree packages throught the  
> synaptic
> package manager, all seems to go fine through the install ...
>
> when i startup python and try to import them (as per the EFFBOTT.org
> suggestions) .. PROBLEMS ... (see below ..) What am i doing  
> wrong ??? this
> is a new window after installation of packages ...
>
> Python 2.6.4 (r264:75706, Dec  7 2009, 18:43:55)
> [GCC 4.4.1] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> import elementtree.ElementTree as ET
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> ImportError: No module named elementtree.ElementTree
>>>> import elementtree
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> ImportError: No module named elementtree

Hi Robert,
In Python >= 2.5, ElementTree is part the standard library so it  
doesn't need to be installed separately. Here's the documentation for  
it:
http://www.python.org/doc/2.6.4/library/xml.etree.elementtree.html


HTH
Philip



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