Python libs on Windows ME

Alexander Kapps alex.kapps at
Wed Sep 1 01:36:14 CEST 2010

hexusnexus at wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2:04 pm, Thomas Jollans <tho... at> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 31 August 2010, it occurred to hexusne... at to exclaim:
>>> I'm not guessing that this is a problem on Windows 98, but on Windows
>>> ME modules in /Lib don't seem to load.  Examples include and
>>> which are both located in the top level Lib directory.  The same
>>> thing happens with Python 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5.  I can't get IDLE to load
>>> and the Python interpreter always complains that it can't load the
>>> "site" module even if Python is run from the same directory as the
>>> module (note: this does not happen if a module is loaded from the
>>> current working directory while in the interpreter).
>> What is sys.path set to ?
>> python.exe -c "import sys; print(sys.path)"
>> It sounds like the stdlib directory is not on sys.path. Couldn't say why
>> though...
>>> I would use another os like Linux or Windows 2000, but this particular
>>> computer can't even seem to handle even the most minimal graphical
>>> Linux distributions.
>> Really? I'm sure you can get Linux on there somehow. It might not be trivial,
>> but it should definitely be possible. Out of interest: what distros did you
>> try?
> I think Puppy Linux might work, but I'd need GTK for wxPython, and I
> assume that means version 2 of GTK which I'm not sure comes with Puppy
> Linux and I've experienced problems in the past compiling GTK with './
> configure && make' and so on.

Well, just try. AFAIK, Puppy has GTK2 (actually, it would surprise 
me if not)

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