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Old 12-18-2003, 04:46 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1 with fluxbox
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python problems with fluxspace

Hi, tyring to install fluxspace which has some cool stuff for fluxbox (workspace specific-wallpapers and such)
Here is the website for reference
When I run fluxspace after installing:
robert@MOFETTE:~$ fluxspace
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/fluxspace", line 15, in ?
    import fluxspace
ImportError: No module named fluxspace
now, i read the documentation at
whic has the same error in troubleshooting, but I don't know if it is ebcause I'm bad at reading documentation, or what
Anyway, while trying to follow directions, i made a file called in
usr/lib/python2.x/site-packages/ and in /usr/local/lib/python2.2/site-packages
which is (copied)
import sys
version = '%d.%d' % (sys.version_info[0], sys.version_info[1])
addPath = '/usr/local/lib/python%s/site-packages' % version
    sys.path.insert(0, addPath)
but it didnt seem to help

Old 12-19-2003, 05:51 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
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Hi Tyir,

Interesting question.

Can you post a couple of other bits of information please :
1. The location of the file (hopefully in /usr/local/python2.2/site-packages but you don't say)
2. At the end of "" can you run the command
print sys.path
and post the output.

Something else you could try is to start up the python interpreter and test it from there.
>>> import sys
>>> version = '%d.%d' % (sys.version_info[0], sys.version_info[1])
>>> addPath = '/usr/local/lib/python%s/site-packages' % version
>>> sys.path.insert(0, addPath)
>>> print sys.path
['/usr/local/lib/python2.2/site-packages', '', '/opt/freeware/lib/python2.2',  
/opt/freeware/lib/python2.2/plat-aix4', '/opt/freeware/lib/python2.2/lib-dynload', 
>>> import fluxspace

Last edited by iainr; 12-19-2003 at 05:56 AM.


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