I upgraded my Ubuntu to 18.10 from 1, and now I am having problems with some of my settings. I used Anaconda python, and when trying to load one of my custom libraries, I get this:

---> 13 from meta_utilities import feature_processing as fp

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'meta_utilities'

I run this:

import sys

which returns this:

['', '/home/luis/Documents/kaggle', '/home/luis/anaconda3/lib/python37.zip', '/home/luis/anaconda3/lib/python3.7', '/home/luis/anaconda3/lib/python3.7/lib-dynload', '/home/luis/anaconda3/lib/python3.7/site-packages', '/home/luis/anaconda3/lib/python3.7/site-packages/IPython/extensions', '/home/luis/.ipython']

However, when I do echo $PYTHONPATH, it returns empty

The repo where I have my python development files is


I have added several variations of this to .profile, bash.bashrc, .bashrc and after sourcing, I can't get to set my pythopath..

export PYTHONPATH="${PYTHONPATH}:/home/luis/Documents/"
export PYTHONPATH=/home/luis/Documents/
export PYTHONPATH="/home/luis/Documents/:$PYTHONPATH"

No idea why none of these variations work. Is there a "hidden" bashrc used by Anaconda that overrides settings? Why echo $PYTHONPATH reports empty and sys reports something? Where is the bashrc file that sys is reading to report what it reports?

  • try to add it on /etc/environment with including VAR=/path/to/bin/of/python3:/path/to/lib/of/python3:/path/to/include/of/python3 and to echo again – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Jan 12 at 16:36
  • That sounds impractical: I have hundreds of python libraries installed to go over one by one – Luis Miguel Jan 12 at 16:41
  • you try to add it with $HOME directory even though $PYTHONHOME have secure_path included on $PATH variable. i'm not sure if it work. try to copy your libraries on $PATH defined. – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Jan 12 at 16:50
  • What is $PYTHONHOME????? – Luis Miguel Jan 12 at 16:52
  • you can see it with man python – abu-ahmed al-khatiri Jan 12 at 16:52

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