sys.path in python3.3

Hans Mulder hansmu at
Sun Aug 26 21:49:10 CEST 2012

On 26/08/12 21:21:15, Ned Deily wrote:
> In article 
> <CAAu18hc7katbONp7A+-A1pyE8BYySgfaC4FHHKSD8peeQjLMbg at>,
>  Nicholas Cole <nicholas.cole at> wrote:
>> In all previous versions of python, I've been able to install packages
>> into the path:
>> ~/Library/Python/$py_version_short/site-packages
>> but in the rc builds of python 3.3 this is no longer part of sys.path.
>> Before I go hacking the install, is there a reason that this path was
>> removed?  Is there a recommended way to get it back, or is this a
>> gentle way of pushing us all to use virtualenv rather than installing
>> user-specific packages?
> It should be working if you are using an OS X framework build.  What is 
> the value of sys.path?

Python 3.3.0rc1 (v3.3.0rc1:8bb5c7bc46ba, Aug 25 2012, 09:42:40)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5577)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sys
>>> for d in sys.path:
...     print(d)


This is using the Python 3.3 for MacOS binary from

-- HansM

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