#1425 Auto-configured PYTHONPATH uses incorrect case on Windows

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This is using PyDev 2.2.1 on Windows XP.

When clicking the Auto Configure button for the Python interpreter, the last item added to the System PYTHONPATH is C:\Python27\lib\site-packages. It should be C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages- note the L in Lib is capitalised.

In trying to use SQLAlchemy, I had previously been getting lots of Import Errors in the IDE, despite everything going fine when I actually ran the script. Fixing the Lib\site-packages item and restarting Eclipse (File->Restart) fixed this for me.


  • CamJackson

    CamJackson - 2011-11-18

    I should note that Jython does not do this- the case is correct.

  • Sorin Sbarnea (old)

    I confirm the bug, also this should have bigger priority.

    The case is *incorrect*, all versions of Python do have the "Lib" directory, not "lib".

  • Fabio Zadrozny

    Fabio Zadrozny - 2011-11-28
    • status: open --> pending
  • Fabio Zadrozny

    Fabio Zadrozny - 2011-11-28

    Actually, in windows, that shouldn't be an issue (even with the lowercase 'L' it should work).

    The actual issue seems to be a cache issue. Although I've experienced it once here I still can't reproduce it reliably, so, it's still not fixed...

    Note that just adding/removing the interpreter and restarting Eclipse (as you did) makes all things 'right' again.