[Pythonmac-SIG] How to install latest 2.5 in OS X 10.4?
joe at strout.net
Tue Dec 30 22:26:19 CET 2008
I'm still struggling to build Mac apps (based on wxPython and MySQL)
that work on any 10.4 or 10.5 machine. I understand that the general
1. Install the latest python.org Python release on 10.4 (make sure it's
a universal binary).
2. Install setuptools (including py2app).
3. Install MySQL.
4. Build and install MySQLdb.
5. Use py2applet to generate a setup.py file.
6. Tweak setup.py as needed, then use it (with the py2app command) to
build an app.
7. Cross fingers and pray to favorite deity.
We've gotten most of this mostly working on 10.5 Intel, but now to make
a properly portable app, I need to go back and do it all again on a 10.4
machine. I'm stuck on step 1.
<http://www.python.org/download/mac/> says "On Mac OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4,
download and run an installer for the latest version. This is a
Universal binary version of Python that runs natively on PPC and Intel
systems." But the link ( to <http://www.pythonmac.org/packages/>)
actually claims to contain "Mac OS X 10.4 (Python 2.4.1 framework build,
PPC ONLY)". This is neither the latest version, nor a Universal binary.
(Nor does it actually appear to be Python -- instead it looks like a
collection of four different extension sets plus a "TigerPython24Fix".
So... if following the directions on python.org isn't going to work, how
exactly should I get the latest 2.5 framework release of Python
installed on 10.4?
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