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I am using pip install on a mac to get my python requirements for a django website.

I got pip from MacPorts

port install pip-2.7

Now the problem is the pip installs the packages in a location which is not in my python sys.path.

I just copied this bogus location


to a location present in my sys.path


Of course this worked ok, but I will use pip in the future so I need a persistent solution.

The question is how can I alter my sys.path to recognize that crap location or how do I tell pip to install dependencies somewhere else ?

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Cross site duplicate, – Brad Koch Mar 18 '14 at 1:50
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Documentation: Set the PYTHONPATH environment variable.

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I forgot to mention, but I have already tried that a few times. I set and export the $PYTHONPATH (which however I don't really understand why is empty). I open another terminal and and echo $PYTHONPATH prints the change. However, opening a python interpretor and printing sys.path seems unchanged. – Calin Paul Alexandru May 5 '12 at 12:52
Oh, nevermind. It finally worked. – Calin Paul Alexandru May 5 '12 at 12:59

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