Probably a simple answer, but I just installed Blender and unzipped the Python files, too. But my consol says “no installed Python found, etc.” so Blender gives a scrip error when I try to load a file. Ideas? :confused:

Which version of Python have you downloaded onto your computer now ?

Also, check out the python installation and path information in

or the thread here (is this still valid in the latest blender release???)


I thought this sounded familiar… I get this type of error trying to run the binary downloads on my linux SuSE 10.1 platform. I seem to recall there was something changed… GTK, a lib, something… Anyway, I get this from the binary.

BUT, if I download the source and compile it myself, it apparently links properly to the python installed on my system and then works just fine.

Error example attemping launch blender 2.44 binary for python 2.4 (I have Python 2.4.2 installed)
/opt/blender-2.44bin/blender -w
Compiled with Python version 2.4.1.
‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
Checking for installed Python… No installed Python found.
Only built-in modules are available. Some scripts may not run.
Continuing happily.

Whereas if I run the 2.44 I compiled…
/opt/blender-2.44/bin/blender -w
Compiled with Python version 2.4.2.
Checking for installed Python… got it!

Hope this helps some.

Simple answer, install python:

Hey thanks, friends!
For some reason the python25 that came with the Blender didn’t want to install, or recognize the pythonpath, but the 2.5.1 version took right off! So, happy drawing and thanks! :eyebrowlift: