[gdal-dev] Problem importing osgeo module in Python

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Sat Aug 9 07:56:37 EDT 2008

Christopher Barker wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/browser/trunk
>> I don't think so. I presume Roger used custom --prefix and --pymoddir 
>> while configuring.
> If that's the case, then he could set --pmoddir to the regular python 
> location.
> But if setting --prefix changes where the python stuff goes too, then 
> that's an unfortunate limitation in the build/install scripts.


--prefix does not affect where Python stuff goes.
GDAL ./configure tries to detect Python location using sys.prefix 
property what is Python version dependent:


On x64 systems, PYLIB=lib64.

Here is the whole logic implemented:


If Python location can not be determined properly, then it falls back with:


Perhaps this last case is suspicious, but I'm not an expert of Python 

Anyway, if anyone has noticed bugs in the Python detection logic, please 
  don't hesitate to report a ticket at http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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