ImportError: No module named MX while running Python script in Ubuntu 14.04


I have a droplet using the one click Ubuntu Ruby on Rails on 14.04 (Postgres, Nginx, Unicorn).

Within my /lib/assets folder i have a ruby script that uses mx module to find the date. I run it with ```result = `python````

This works fine on my local computer running Ubuntu 16.04, but with the droplet I get the following error:

ImportError: No module named MX 

Obviously Python is installed and I can run other scripts.

I have tried a few suggested remedies from the internet including with a server restart:

apt-get install egenix-mx-base

also I’ve tried this, although it seems to be for a different module

cp /usr/bin/python2.7 $(which python2.7)

None of these are getting it to run and I face the same error. If anyone can help me I’d really appreciate it.


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Accepted Answer


Have you tried to install the module using pip?

pip install egenix-mx-base

What happens if you run your script directly?


Paste the full traceback. Also paste what Python is used:

which python

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