"ImportError: No module named gobject"

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Tue Feb 22 09:34:27 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 9:20 AM, J. Gerlach <gerlach_joerg at web.de> wrote:
> Am 21.02.2011 16:04, schrieb Luther:
>> I've tried installing pygtk, pygobject, and gobject-introspection from
>> source, but none of them will compile, and nothing I install through
>> synaptic has any effect.
>> I've tried too many things to post all the details here, but I'll post
>> any details on request.
>  Google says the package is called 'python-gobject' (Not that surprising
> in itself, the name of most debian packages that are related to python
> or that are written in python start with 'python-'.
> --

The package manager only installs packages for the version(s) of
Python installed through the package manager (which in the case of
Debian is probably 2.4 or 2.5). If you've compiled a new version of
Python from source, you have to install all the packages yourself as

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