execfile and import not working
Hi, I am setting up Python 2.7 after an upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, a
thorough one, leaving no survivors. Everything is fine, IDLE opens,
ready to go. Alas, execfile and import commands don't do my bidding, but
hang IDLE. All I can do is kill the process named "python" from a bash
terminal. IDLE then is still open, says "=== RESTART: Shell ===" and is
again ready for action. It works interactively, but no imports . . .
What could be the problem?
Thanks for ideas