[IPython-dev] Weird PYTHONPATH, etc. issue

David Warde-Farley d.warde.farley@gmail....
Sun Sep 23 01:33:23 CDT 2012


On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 5:37 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yup.  Just a few days ago I had to fix this very problem for a
> colleague (though in her case, caused by a system-wide EPD install
> where setuptools was overriding any local PYTHONPATH configuration).
> After some frustration, I learned of the file 'usercustomize.py':
>
> http://docs.python.org/library/site.html
>
> Put a file with this name *anywhere* in your PYTHONPATH, and fix
> sys.path manually in there to reorder things as needed, e.g.
>
> sys.path = [os.environ['HOME']+'.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/'] + sys.path

Thanks Fernando! I'll give this a try.

David


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