I have a project and am trying to debug my main.py. I am really confused why I am getting the following error from the imports at the top of my file (only) when running the debugger:

Exception has occurred: ModuleNotFoundError
No module named 'bbb'
  File "/Users/maxepstein/myproject/bbb/train/__main__.py", line 8, in <module>
    from bbb.mysubfolder.myfile import myfunction

My project folder structure, as shown by these print statements (as shown by the debugger) confirms my ‘bbb’ module exists, and has an __init__.py:

import os
print(os.getcwd())
print(os.listdir())
print(os.listdir('bbb'))

/Users/maxepstein/myproject
['requirements.txt', 'bbb', 'resources', '__init__.py', 'readme.md', 'results', '.gitignore', '.git', '.vscode', 'bbenv']
['config', 'tests', '__init__.py', 'utils', 'predict', 'train']

I’m trying to debug as “debug current file – integrated terminal”, below is the applicable debug settings from my debug settings.json. After searching online, I really thought adding "cwd": "/Users/maxepstein/myproject" below would be my solution but it hasn’t helped.

"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
    {
        "name": "Python: Current File (Integrated Terminal)",
        "type": "python",
        "request": "launch",
        "program": "${file}",
        "console": "integratedTerminal",
        "cwd": "/Users/maxepstein/myproject"
    }

A simple workaround to the bug mentioned by @BrettCannon is to add the following env entry to the launch.json configuration:

{
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        {
           "name": "Python: Current File",
           "type": "python",
           "request": "launch",
           "program": "${file}",
           "console": "integratedTerminal",
           "env": { "PYTHONPATH": "${workspaceRoot}"}
        }
    ]
}

Had the same problem when importing from a nested directory, and fixed it by appending to the env variable PYTHONPATH:

{
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        {
            "name": "Python: Current File",
            "type": "python",
            "request": "launch",
            "program": "${file}",
            "console": "integratedTerminal",
            "cwd": "${workspaceFolder}",
            "env": {
                "PYTHONPATH":"${PYTHONPATH}:/home/maxepstein/myproject/"
            }
        }
    ]
}

When I am debugging a Python module in VS Code I use the Module debug configuration instead of the Current File one. For you it might look like this:

{
    "name" : "Python: Module",
    "type" : "python",
    "request": "launch",
    "module": "bbb",
    "args": []
}

See the documentation https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/python/debugging

Also, in VS Code, these steps will auto-populate these settings for you:

Debug -> Add Configuration -> Python: Module

In my case, I quickly fixed it selecting the right interpreter:
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You can use the current file debug configuration. In the file you’re debugging that’s importing the modules add the full path to the modules you’re trying to import to your system path.

sys.path.append('/Users/my_repos/hw/assignment')
import src.network as network

The module here is src, located in the assignment directory.

I run the debugger from VS Code.
My structure in VS code:

myproject
+vscode
+---launch.json
|
+src
+---test/
+------MainTest.py
+---Main.py

the launch.json that saved me:

{
    // Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
    // Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
    // For more information, visit: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=830387
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "configurations": [
        {
            "name": "Python: Current File",
            "type": "python",
            "request": "launch",
            "program": "${file}",
            "env": {"PYTHONPATH": "${workspaceRoot}:src"},
            "console": "integratedTerminal"
        }
    ]
}