[Libvir] Still can't run a simple python test libvirt !

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Dec 19 15:21:42 UTC 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 04:03:43PM +0100, Omer Khalid wrote:
> Hi,
> I am still unable to run my simple libvirt test!
> I checked out the code from libvirt cvs and following the instructions till
> 'make install'. It all went well. So then I ran my simply python test, as
> shown here (http://www.libvirt.org/python.html). It keeps on giving me the
> following error.
> [root at lcgctb9 libvirt]# python testLibvirt.py
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "testLibvirt.py", line 1, in ?
>    import virt
> ImportError: No module named virt

The python modiule is called 'libvirt' not 'virt'.

> I have verified that the library is linked by the following:
> [root at lcgctb9 libvirt]# pkg-config libvirt --libs
> -L/usr/local/lib -lvirt -lxenstore
> [root at lcgctb9 libvirt]# pkg-config --variable=prefix libvirt
> /usr/local

Since you installed into /usr/local, I suspect you'll need to also set
PYTHONPATH environment variable to tell python to look there for modules
it loads.  eg  export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages

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