[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: Question: why two PythonLaunchers?
Russell E. Owen
rowen at cesmail.net
Fri Jan 16 18:15:16 EST 2004
In article <7F2F9122-486B-11D8-B171-000A27B19B96 at cwi.nl>,
Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl> wrote:
> On 16-jan-04, at 19:52, Russell E. Owen wrote:
> > I have MacOS X 10.3.2 and have installed the Panther MacPython extras.
> > In /Applications/MacPython I find two files named PythonLauncher. One
> > is
> > an alias to
> > /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/Resources/
> > Python
> > Launcher.app. The other is an application. Any idea what to do? The
> > things I've thought of are:
> > - Leave things alone (I don't actually use the launcher anyway)
> > - Delete one (obvious, but I have no idea which one to save)
> > - Reinstall the MacPython extras from scratch
> What has probably happened is that you installed the Panther MacPython
> Extra's over an existing Jaguar MacPython installation.
> As PythonLauncher is included with 10.3 I don't install a new copy with
> the extras installer, I just put in a symlink to the apple-installed
> PythonLauncher. I call this symlink "PythonLauncher". Should I call it
> "PythonLauncher.app" in stead?
> The good news it that it doesn't really matter which one you remove,
> but I would suggest the application, as it'll save you a couple of KB
> on disk.
Thank you! I thought my sequence was:
- Upgrade to Panther with archive and install
- Discard my old MacPython
- Install the Panther MacPython
but perhaps I forgot to ditch the Jaguar MacPython first. In any case, I
threw out the app and am happy.
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