Module name does not match file name

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jul 7 11:11:52 CEST 2014

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at> wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:04:36 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at>
>> wrote:
>>> Can anyone explain how "import pg" can end up coming from
>> First guess: There's a "" somewhere that imports the so, then
>> replaces itself in sys.modules.
> Oh, there's a somewhere alright, but it imports _py and there is no
> _py module anywhere on the system. I don't believe that the file is
> actually used, even though it is in the site-packages next to

Huh. Definitely curious as to what 'python -v' says, then.

> I did mention the maze of twisty dependencies, didn't I?

And I winced at your opening paragraph.


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