Importing modules witin python plugin

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Importing modules witin python plugin

Post by Ewaldharmsen » Friday 09 November 2018 18:23

Domoticz Version: 4.10181
Platform: RPI3

I am working on a python plugin based on pychromecast.
I did a normal install using

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sudo python3 -m pip install pychromecast
When I open up python3 I can import and use pychromecast just like it should.

However when doing

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import pychromecast
in the plugin I get this error:
2018-11-09 17:13:40.117 Error: (Chromecast) failed to load '', Python Path used was '/home/pi/domoticz/plugins/Chromecast/:/usr/lib/'.
2018-11-09 17:13:40.117 Error: (Chromecast) Module Import failed, exception: 'ImportError'
2018-11-09 17:13:40.118 Error: (Chromecast) Module Import failed: ' Name: pychromecast'

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import pychromecast

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import sys
import pychromecast
Does not help.

In the end I ended up installing pychromecast and all its dependencies manually via

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sudo python3 -m pip install pychromecast -t /usr/lib/python3.5
But this is very ugly.
Anybody a clue how I can make Domoticz check /usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages as well?

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