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    Default Python site-packages directory

    EDIT: Sorry, I realize that "other forums / development" is a better place for this. I have reposted there.

    I'm writing a python package that uses a compiled library. Because the lib needs to be compiled for the different py versions, I want to put it in the site-packages subfolder that the rest of the package will reside in. But a python script needs to know the full path of the lib in order to access it.

    The problem is that the default install directory for opensuse is:

    /usr/local/lib/pythonV.v/site-packages/mypackage

    But I don't know a way to programmatically get this path either during packaging (to make sure the lib goes there) or at runtime (to access the lib correctly). distutils.sysconfig.get_python_lib() returns:

    /usr/lib/pythonV.v/site-packages

    So I have been hard coding the install path. But I'm hoping there is a better way. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by code-breaker; 25-Mar-2011 at 11:03. Reason: Found a better forum

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