Python 2.7 import socket urllib fails to load, module not found

Emile van Sebille emile at
Fri Aug 17 21:39:09 CEST 2012

On 8/17/2012 12:20 PM wdtate at said...
> Just installed python 2.7 and using with web2py.
> When running python from command line to bring up web2py server, get errors that python socket and urllib modules cannot be found, can't be loaded. This is not a web2py issue.

So, on my system I get:

ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Aug 23 2010, 17:18:21) [MSC v.1500 32 bit 
(Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> import urllib
 >>> import socket

What does your system show?


> No other python versions are on the my machine.  Pythonpath has the requisite folders identified.
> Would appreciate any insights as to what may be happening.
> thanks in advance

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