[MS4W-Users] Problem with Python GDAL utilities

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Mar 3 20:33:09 EST 2010

Luis Miguel wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm trying to use GDAL utilities (*.py) located in  
> "C:\ms4w\python\gdal\utilities"
> But i'm getting errors like:
> ImportError: No module named _gdal
> This is my setup:
>     MS4W 2.3.1 , Python 2.5.4,
>     PYTHONPATH=C:\ms4w\python\gdal
>     PATH=C:\Python25
>     setenv.bat done
> There is a "strange" file named  _gdal.dll located in 
> "C:\ms4w\python\gdal" but no _gdal.py
> Any ideas?


The issue and solution is fully described in this previous ticket: 
http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2007 (it has to do with 
python from version 2.5 not being able to load files with a .dll 
extension)  I'd love to hear your feedback in that ticket (testing with 
3.0 version, etc etc)



Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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