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Re: "AttributeError: 'module' object has noattribute 'getdefaultlocale'" on Python start

Barak, Ron wrote:
Hi Fellow Pythonians,

I stated getting the following when starting Python (2.5.2 on Windows XP):

C:\Documents and Settings\RBARAK>python -v
# installing zipimport hook
import zipimport # builtin
# installed zipimport hook
# D:\Python25\lib\site.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\site.py
import site # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\site.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\os.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\os.py
import os # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\os.pyc
import errno # builtin
import nt # builtin
# D:\Python25\lib\ntpath.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\ntpath.py
import ntpath # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\ntpath.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\stat.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\stat.py
import stat # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\stat.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\UserDict.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\UserDict.py
import UserDict # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\UserDict.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\copy_reg.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\copy_reg.py
import copy_reg # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\copy_reg.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\types.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\types.py
import types # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\types.pyc
import _types # builtin
import locale # directory
import locale # precompiled from
For some reason, when you run "import locale", it's importing wx.locale
instead of the "locale" module from the stdlib. However, I have no idea
why that would be happening... Did you do something to add wx to your
PYTHONPATH? Maybe do "import sys; print sys.path" or "import os; print
os.environ['PYTHONPATH']" to verify this.

(Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will come along soon.)
# D:\Python25\lib\codecs.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\codecs.py
import codecs # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\codecs.pyc
import _codecs # builtin
import encodings # directory D:\Python25\lib\encodings
# D:\Python25\lib\encodings\__init__.pyc matches
import encodings # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\encodings\__init__.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\encodings\aliases.pyc matches
import encodings.aliases # precompiled from
'import site' failed; traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "d:\Python25\lib\site.py", line 415, in <module>
File "d:\Python25\lib\site.py", line 406, in main
File "d:\Python25\lib\site.py", line 357, in aliasmbcs
enc = locale.getdefaultlocale()[1]
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'getdefaultlocale'
# D:\Python25\lib\warnings.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\warnings.py
import warnings # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\warnings.pyc
# D:\Python25\lib\linecache.pyc matches D:\Python25\lib\linecache.py
import linecache # precompiled from D:\Python25\lib\linecache.pyc
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) [MSC v.1310 32 bit
(Intel)] on
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Has anyone else gotten this error ?
Could anyone suggest a solution ?

Sep 9 '08 #1
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