Problem with Python 2.5

Wulfy wulfmann at
Thu Apr 30 00:59:46 UTC 2009

I admit it.  Sometimes I'm way too "clever" for my own good...

I was trying to clear cruft from my machine now that I've upgraded to 
Jaunty and saw that I had Python in versions 2.5, 2.6 and 3.0.  So I 
thought "I'll get rid of 2.5.  It's obviously an older version that 
won't be used in Jaunty!" (See what I mean?  <sheepish look>)

Now today I got some upgrades:


and the install crashed out with errors that start with:

Setting up update-manager-core (1:0.111.9) ...
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback             
warning: Not importing directory '/usr/lib/python2.5/encodings': missing

and went on from there.  As this was the first error, I assume that at 
least some of what followed was a cascade from this one.  Can someone 
please tell me where to find the "platform independent libraries" that 
python2.5 is looking for?

Once this is sorted, hopefully any other errors will be more visible and 
can be then solved themselves.

/me is a SillyWulf sometimes...  :@(



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