[gdal-dev] Path problem with gdal2tiles on Mac

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Sat Sep 12 00:07:37 EDT 2009

On Sep 11, 2009, at 6:27 PM, Christopher Schmidt wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 03:57:11PM -0700, Mano Marks wrote:
>> Using gdal2tiles on the mac, I get an ImportError for gdal:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs/gdal2tiles.py",
>> line 42, in ?
>>    import gdal
>> ImportError: No module named gdal
>> Any suggestions? I tried mucking around with paths, no luck so far.
> Using KyngChaos binaries, on a new laptop I just got today, I can do  
> this:
> PYTHONPATH="/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.6/Python/ 
> site-packages/" python /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs/ 
> gdal2tiles.py
> (This is on Snow Leopard; Tiger and older will need to install  
> Python2.5
> from python.org.)

Note: the GDAL installer should place a gdal.pth in the site-packages  
folder(s) - for the python.org Python on Tiger and Leopard (in the  
python framework), and for the system Python on Leopard (/Library/ 
Python).  No need to set PYTHONPATH.

This is for Python 2.5 at this time.  On Snow, you should run  
python2.5 until I update for Snow.  The binary modules are built for  
python 2.5 and there may be problems loading them into python 2.6.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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