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Old 03-10-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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No module named wxPython.wx

hi, i have only been using linux for about 3 months, im on Mandrake 9.2.

im trying to get ABC working (bit torrent downloader) but everytime i try to install ABC i get the following error.

[root@boshkins ABC-Linux-V.2.4.3]# python
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 2, in ?
from wxPython.wx import *
ImportError: No module named wxPython.wx

i have installed wxpython, with out problems and run in the directory wxPythonSrc-, still with no luck.....theres probably a easy solution to this problem but i can't see it, hopefully one of you people can help me out.

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What directory is wxPython installed in? It should be in python/Lib/site-packages. Make sure it's there...
Old 01-12-2005, 05:41 AM   #3
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I am having the same problem.

Old 01-30-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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wxPython.wx module permissions problems

Terrible! This package doesn't install very well at all. I ran into this problem on FC2. If you try to run an app that uses wxPython.wx you get this error that there is no wxPython.wx module. However, if you run as root, all is well. This is a permissions problem and can be fixed by giving world wide read permissions to this file:


Easy way to do this is become root and type this:

chmod 644 /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/wx.pth

NOTE: I used a leading 6 because the default perms for this file are 600. Don't think root REALLY needs write permission, but it doesn't really matter. I figure I'll just leave those perms alone and set read for everyone else.

Hope that helps!


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