Suse 10.1 X86_64

on my athlon 64 I get:
[email protected]:~/.blender> ./blender
guessing ‘./blender’ == ‘/home/michael/.blender/./blender’
Compiled with Python version 2.4.
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
‘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.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “<string>”, line 194, in ?
File “/home/michael/.blender/scripts/”, line 42, in ?
from os.path import exists, join
ImportError: No module named os.path
Saved session recovery to /tmp/quit.blend

Blender quit
[email protected]:~/.blender>

Im on Suse 10.1 and downloaded Blender 2.42

[email protected]:~> whereis python
python: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/python2.4 /usr/lib/python2.4 /usr/include/python2.4 /usr/include/python /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz
[email protected]:~> python -v

installing zipimport hook

import zipimport # builtin

installed zipimport hook

/usr/lib64/python2.4/site.pyc matches /usr/lib64/python2.4/

import site # precompiled from /usr/lib64/python2.4/site.pyc

/usr/lib64/python2.4/os.pyc matches /usr/lib64/python2.4/

import os # precompiled from /usr/lib64/python2.4/os.pyc
import posix # builtin

yast says python 2.4.2-18 is installed.
How can i put an env. var to python? What else to do?

There’s a thread in the python & plugins section that deals with this problem, here’s a link, look for a post made by stiv about half way down the page.