Using OOoPython from an external script

Glenn Ramsey glenn.ramsey at
Fri Apr 6 03:09:31 PDT 2012

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 09:05:29AM +1200, Glenn Ramsey <
> glenn.ramsey at> wrote:
> > with OOoPython on the command line (in OSX 10.6) I discovered that the
> > PYTHONPATH needs to be set up properly before uno can be successfully
> > imported.
> >
> > Is there a way to automatically set this up, or do I have to write
> > something in my script to discover and configure the path? I would like
> > this to work on Linux, Windows and OSX.
> I just checked the Linux RPM's, there program/python file is a shell
> script setting up PYTHONPATH and friends, then the real python binary is
> called python.bin. Maybe you missed this. :)

No, I hadn't checked that, thanks for the tip. On Debian based systems I
think it also works out of the box. I tested Windows 7 today and that too
works without any further effort. So it looks like it is just OSX that
requires additional configuration.

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