Python 2.7 installation problem

Ronald Guida oddron at
Mon Sep 27 03:38:17 CEST 2010

Sorry, I have one additional piece of information that might be helpful to
others.  I have discovered that the *.so files that were not installed, were
actually installed to the ~/lib/python2.6/ folder instead of the
~/lib/python2.7/ folder where they belong.

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 9:25 PM, Ronald Guida <oddron at> wrote:

> Solved -- "make install" failed to actually install a subset of files.  I
> had to manually copy them instead.
> Specifics:
> I started from /home/oddron/installers/python/Python-2.7/ and executed the
> usual commands:
> $ ./configure --prefix=$HOME
> $ make
> $ make install
> I have found that the installer failed to install the contents of
> "/home/oddron/installers/python/Python-2.7/build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/",
> which contains *.so files.  This explains why "import collections" would
> work from
> the built python in /home/oddron/installers/python/Python-2.7/, but would
> fail in the installed
> python in /home/oddron/bin/ .
> I manually copied the contents of
> "/home/oddron/installers/python/Python-2.7/build/lib.linux-i686-2.7/",
> to /home/oddron/lib/python2.7/ and now everything seems to work.
> Thank you
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