python import sys.path

K

Kelly, Brian

I have both 2.4 and 2.5 interpreters installed on a linux box. The
PythonPath is set to :

PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib64/portage/pym:/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-pa
ckages:/prod/bacula/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages

My main script is getting called like so:

python2.4 cleanup.py wrkstnbs

The imports statements in cleanup.py are as follows:

import os,sys
print sys.path
from datetime import datetime
from optparse import OptionParser # used for parsing parameters
from bacula_conf import * # used for connecting to our
databases, etc.
from registration_cleanup \
import RegistrationCleanup # used for interacting w/
registration db (sql1)
# and configuration database
(genunix)
import directory_cleanup as fclean # file cleanup.


One of the scripts being imported from bacula_conf is called
purge_client.py.

It has the following imports:

import sys
import MySQLdb

Everytime I run "python2.4 cleanup.py wrkstnbs" I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "purge_client.py", line 22, in <module>
import MySQLdb
File
"/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/MySQLdb/__init__.py", line
27, in <module>
import _mysql
ImportError: /prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/_mysql.so:
undefined symbol: Py_InitModule4

If I print sys.path of both the calling script and the imported module I get
the following sys.path from cleanup.py:

['/prod/bacula/local/tools/bacula_conf/maintenance',
'/usr/lib64/portage/pym',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages', '/usr/lib/python24.zip',
'/usr/lib/python2.4', '/usr/lib/python2.4/plat-linux2',
'/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-tk', '/usr/lib64/python2.4/lib-dynload',
'/usr/lib/portage/pym', '/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages',
'/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages']

However the sys.path printed by the called module purge_client.py displays
as such:

['/prod/bacula/local/tools/bacula_conf/maintenance',
'/usr/lib64/portage/pym',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages', '/usr/lib64/python25.zip',
'/usr/lib64/python2.5', '/usr/lib64/python2.5/plat-linux2',
'/usr/lib64/python2.5/lib-tk', '/usr/lib64/python2.5/lib-dynload',
'/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages']

If I call purge_client.py like so: python2.4 purge_client.py wrkstnbs the
sys.path is:

['/prod/bacula/local/tools/bacula_conf/maintenance',
'/usr/lib64/portage/pym',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages',
'/prod/bacula/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages', '/usr/lib/python24.zip',
'/usr/lib/python2.4', '/usr/lib/python2.4/plat-linux2',
'/usr/lib/python2.4/lib-tk', '/usr/lib64/python2.4/lib-dynload',
'/usr/lib/portage/pym', '/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages',
'/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages']

Can anyone explain why purge_client.py has a different sys.path when
imported from another script? At this point I'm quite puzzled and would like
to continue using the 2.4 interpreter for the time being.

Thanks,

Brian Kelly
 
J

John Machin

I have both 2.4 and 2.5 interpreters installed on a linux box. The
PythonPath is set to :

PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib64/portage/pym:/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-pa
ckages:/prod/bacula/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages

My main script is getting called like so:

python2.4 cleanup.py wrkstnbs

The imports statements in cleanup.py are as follows:

import os,sys
print sys.path
from datetime import datetime
from optparse import OptionParser        # used for parsing parameters
from bacula_conf import *                # used for connecting to our
databases, etc.
from registration_cleanup \
    import RegistrationCleanup           # used for interacting w/
registration db (sql1)
                                         # and configuration database
(genunix)
import directory_cleanup as fclean       # file cleanup.

One of the scripts being imported from bacula_conf is called
purge_client.py.

It has the following imports:

import sys
import MySQLdb

Everytime I run "python2.4 cleanup.py wrkstnbs" I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):

Have you snipped any traceback entries here? You say you are running
cleanup.py but the first traceback entry is from purge_client.py!!

You should first fix that, so that you've got the full story. My guess
is that something along that trail is invoking another instance of the
Python interpreter and somehow that instance is 2.5, not 2.4. I can't
imagine how those 2.5-related entries would otherwise get into
sys.path

Suggestions: (1) where you are debug-printing sys.path, also print
sys.version and sys.argv[0] ... and do debug-printing at more places
between start and error.
(2) run "python2.4 -vv cleanup.py wrkstnbs" and look for the first
mention of 2.5 (indicating something has manipulated sys.path), or
sudden cessation of -vv output (indicating a new instance of python is
running without -vv), or some other phenomenon ...
  File "purge_client.py", line 22, in <module>
    import MySQLdb
  File
"/prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/MySQLdb/__init__.py", line
27, in <module>
    import _mysql
ImportError: /prod/bacula/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/_mysql.so:
undefined symbol: Py_InitModule4

What happens when you run python2.4 and at the interactive prompt do? Is there a possibility that you installed 2.5 MySQLdb into the 2.4
hierarchy? [could be a stupid question from a windows guy; this may be
a non-problem on linux]

Is this the first thing that you've tried after installing 2.5, or the
only problem found in an exhaustive regression test of all your apps
using 2.4, or somewhere in the middle?

[big snip]

HTH,
John
 

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