[IPython-user] Directory not found

John E. Conlon jconlon@verticon....
Fri May 2 14:44:44 CDT 2008


I installed ipython from root with

easy_install ipython


When I startup ipython I get.

Installation error. IPython's directory was not found.

Check the following:

The ipython/IPython directory should be in a directory belonging to your
PYTHONPATH environment variable (that is, it should be in a directory
belonging to sys.path). You can copy it explicitly there or just link to it.

Not sure where or what directory ipython/IPython is.  My sys.path looks like
In [2]: sys.path
Out[2]:
['',
 '/usr/bin',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c6-py2.3.egg',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/TracXMLRPC-0.1-py2.3.egg',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ipython-0.8.2-py2.3.egg',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/netsnmp_python-1.0a1-py2.3-linux-i686.egg',
 '/usr/lib/python23.zip',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/plat-linux2',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-tk',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/gtk-2.0',
 '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ipython-0.8.2-py2.3.egg/IPython/Extensions',
 '/home/jconlon/.ipython']

While I can ignore this error and use ipython, it does not recognize my 
ipythonrc config file in my $HOME/.ipython directory.

any hints to get me untangled would be appreciated,
thanks,
John

BTW - I am fairly sure this problem was discussed as a previous topic in 
the maillist,  but I couldn't find a way to search the archives. How do 
I do this?


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