Installing Python interface on Linux?

Has anyone managed to successfully build and install the Python interface on Linux?

I’ve followed all the Unix installation instructions, including making and
installing direct. However, it doesn’t seem to install any Python modules

I’ve tried to set my PYTHONPATH to include the directories which
contain Python files, but things don’t work. Here’s what I get when I
try to run the first example in the tutorial:

Site customize for Panda:
Appending paths based on current working directory.

Warning: no files found matching /src/configfiles/.pth.
Check $PLAYER, or your starting directory.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in ?
from ShowBaseGlobal import *
File “/home/cosc/staff/research/greg/local/linux/panda/python/”, line 3, in ?
from ShowBase import *
File “/home/cosc/staff/research/greg/local/linux/panda/python/”, line 7, in ?
from PandaModules import *
ImportError: No module named PandaModules

I can’t find anything called PandaModules anywhere. I also can’t find any
instructions about installing the Python interface, other than installing

Is there something obvious I’m missing?

Thanks for any help,

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand