[Pythonmac-SIG] Back-porting Python 2.3 to Mac OS X 10.5?
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Apr 17 18:40:10 CEST 2008
Jack Jansen wrote:
> there's only one potential problem and that's the PPC/Intel issue. If
> you have a PowerPC mac (or you can live with running Python under
> Rosetta on an Intel Mac) I would first try to download a binary 2.3.X.
There's a problem here. If you go to the python.org page for the latest
release of 2.3.x (see <http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.3.7/>), it
tells you that this is a source-only release, and anyone needing a binary
release should use 2.3.5 (see
<http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.3.5/>). However, there are no
binary releases for Macintosh that are listed -- Windows gets one, but
everyone else is supposed to use the source archive.
Going to the Mac Python page at <http://www.python.org/download/mac/>,
there's pointers for newer binary installers (using Python 2.4.x) based on
which OS you're running (see <http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/>), but
nothing for the older binary installers (based on Python 2.3.x). Looking in
the "Legacy Packages" at <http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/legacy.html>, I
don't see any older binary installers.
So, it looks like I have no choice but to try to do a source install of
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