sometimes it is useful to add a path to the Python path to find a module that you don't want to install system wide:

import os, sys

#add parent's parent directory to path to find module if not installed

This is especially useful for unit tests if the module is not installed system wide:

update the python path at the start of the script if you've installed python2.5 so that it is not the default python instance

sudo chmod 777 google_appengine/


also [2010.07.11 21:07:33]
having trouble getting things to run with stock build of 2.5
it at least launched with 2.6