[Qgis-developer] Help needed for importing

Bishwarup Banerjee bishwarup.banerjee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 05:10:24 EDT 2008

Hi Marco,

Thank u very much for your support. Setting the temporarily the variables i
am now able to run the tutorials with slight modifications specific for my

Thank you very much again.

On 9/10/08, Marco Pasetti <marcopstt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bishwarup,
> In the cmd screen i get following error
>> The error i get is    "    'python' is not recognized as an internal or
>> external command, operable program or batch file."
> this is because the python directory has not been set in the path variable
> I tried to set the path through mycomputer->properties->advance option.
> NO! I didn't say to edit that variable using
> mycomputer->properties->advance option,!
> I said, instead, to open a cmd session ad set the path var typing set
> path=...
> if you edited the path variable through the advanced options window,
> overwriting the existing values instead of adding new values, you could have
> lost the previous settings, and that's probably why the python commands are
> now not found.
> And when i cleared all the values needed for python and quantum GIS from
>> the environment variable and used the command set as suggested by you from
>> cmd, then again the same error >"python is not recognised ........". and
>> when i checked through mycomputer->properties->advance option, i found no
>> values are set.
> Thtat's normal (and right, too).
> when you type set PATH=..., the settings are stored only for the currently
> opened cmd session; if you close that session the new sets are not saved
> that's a a safe way to edit temporary environmental variables without
> "touching" the general ones stored by the system (and permanently edited by
> the advanced options window)
> What should i do?
> restore the values previously set in the PATH environmental variable using
> the mycomputer->properties->advance option window (do not set the pythonpath
> var there; if present delete it)
> check that the PATH var in "mycomputer->properties->advance options"
> contains the python path (the installation path, not the qgis/python path)
> "exactly" (!!) follow the instructions detailed in the previous e-mail
> Marco
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