Another update, after a lot of reading, to no avail, and starting to learn Python, (not applicable yet, but just thought I'd mention it so you can see I'm not totally dependent and DO want to solve this myself if possible
It is failing on one or all of the import statements here in N:\Program Files (x86)\OpenERP 6.1-1\server\openerp\addons\google_base_account\wizard\google_login.py:
raise osv.except_osv(_('Google Contacts Import Error!'), _('Please install gdata-python-client from http://code.google.com/p/gdata-python-client/downloads/list'))
(I tried putting the exception after each of the import statements and modifying the output to be sure it was coming from this module, and each of those imports fails.)
This brings me back to thinking the path to the gdata code is wrong, somehow, but I can't see how. Here is my PYTHONPATH (remember I'm using WinXP, and that the all-in-one install package insists on installing the OpenERP Server code where it wants to (N:) rather than where you tell it to put everything (G: in this case):
I've tried with and without a \ on the end of the statements (eg , G:\OpenERP\gdata-2.0.16\src\gdata\) but that doesn't seem to make any difference to this error.
Thanks for taking a look at this error!