Can't import GDAL into Python (2.5 or 2.6)

JP Glutting jpglutting at
Fri Aug 20 04:03:02 PDT 2010

Which is odd, because I have a file (and an osgeo directory) in my /opt/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages directory. But nothing else. I imagine they were supposed to have been installed in 


On Aug 20, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Vincent Habchi wrote:

> Le 20 août 2010 à 11:58, John Hauf a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> I did this:
>> 1. Edit "/opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf": Set "portautoclean" to "no"
>> 2. Install "sudo port install gdal +python26 +sqlite3"
>> 3. Make some softlinks in /opt/local/bin: "ln -s python2.6 python", "ln
>> -s python2.6-config python-config", "ln -s easy_install-2.6 easy_install"
> This is unnecessary. You should install python_select instead and use it. It does a cleaner job.
> As for gdal, you're right: the current Portfile does not activate the swig glue, so nothing gets installed in site-packages. I'll see what's going on. Meanwhile, I've successfully updated to 1.7.2, which requires only bumping the version and the related checksums.
> Cheers
> Vincent

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