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Re: Where to install application .py files?

Hans de Goede wrote:

I'm trying to package some educational games written in python. Upstream
delivers a horrible INSTALL.sh which drops the .py files under:

Now this is obviously wrong IMHO, but what is correct. pirut installs
its .py files under /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pirut,
system-config-network installs them under
/usr/share/system-config-network. I thought that
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages was mainly for python modules / libs
which can be used by multiple python programs and that .py files which
are program code (iow not "sharable" / reusable) should indeed go under

Also on my 64bit system I have python stuff under both
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ and /usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/

Thanks & Regards,


The modules should go into


and the rest should go into /usr/share/%{name}

check out yum, it install a the yum python module into


and the code for the yum client is installed into /usr/share/yum-cli.

it can depends on how the python application is coded, if you install a module in site-packages/ you can access the module by doing a

import modulename

in any python application, you can also install the module in
/usr/share/appl.name/modulename, but then it can only be used python application located in /usr/share/appl.name/ .

I think the best way, is to install modules under /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ and the rest of the application in

This is the way i do it in yumex.

Tim Lauridsen Tim

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