[Tutor] Module search path problem

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Tue Feb 27 13:25:52 CET 2007

Christer Enfors wrote:
> I have two files, in the same directory: main.py, and user.py
> This works without problems.
> But then I tried moving user.py to a subdirectory, and adding that 
> directory to Python's module search path

> But now I get an error message for the last line shown above:
>    ----start----
>    Traceback (most recent call last):
>      File "./main.py", line 56, in ?
>        driver.boot()
>      File "./main.py", line 34, in boot
>        user_man = user.UserMan()
>    AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'UserMan'
>    -----end-----
> What's up with this?

There is a library module called 'user'. Since you appended to sys.path 
your program is finding the library module instead of your own.

Best solution is to rename your module to something else.


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