No module named '_sysconfigdata_m'
Sunday, 19th April 2015, 2045hrs
After an update of your Ubuntu, Mint, or any dervative thereof (and very likely after installing a new Python release) you might encounter a stack trace on your console at regular intervals:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 631, in <module> main() File "/usr/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 616, in main known_paths = addusersitepackages(known_paths) File "/usr/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 284, in addusersitepackages user_site = getusersitepackages() File "/usr/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 260, in getusersitepackages user_base = getuserbase() # this will also set USER_BASE File "/usr/lib/python3.4/site.py", line 250, in getuserbase USER_BASE = get_config_var('userbase') File "/usr/lib/python3.4/sysconfig.py", line 580, in get_config_var return get_config_vars().get(name) File "/usr/lib/python3.4/sysconfig.py", line 530, in get_config_vars _init_posix(_CONFIG_VARS) File "/usr/lib/python3.4/sysconfig.py", line 403, in _init_posix from _sysconfigdata import build_time_vars File "/usr/lib/python3.4/_sysconfigdata.py", line 6, in <module> from _sysconfigdata_m import * ImportError: No module named '_sysconfigdata_m'
When you mistyped a command in you console, your system will start a script which will explain you that the command you entered (like dokker) was not found, but that there's another command you might want to try:
user@box:~$ dokker No command 'dokker' found, did you mean: Command 'docker' from package 'docker' (universe) dokker: command not found user@box:~$
This handy utility is in fact a Python script. It is called
command-not-found and you can find it in
command-not-found call itself is made by
/etc/bash.bashrc. In this file the wrong Python vm is started.
This is easy to fix. At the end of the
/etc/bash.bashrc file you'll see
python /usr/lib/command-not-found -- $1
Just replace it with
/usr/lib/command-not-found -- $1
That will do the trick.
Very likely installing a new distribution based Python (and cleaning up any Python versions you've built youself) will also fix this problem.
_sysconfigdata_m.py[c] file is used by the
sysconfig module. This module is introduced in Python since 3.2 and provides access to Python’s configuration information like the list of installation paths and the configuration variables relevant for your platform.
python -m sysconfig shows you most of its features.