[Pythonmac-SIG] 'Cleaning house' - getting back to just Apple's Python
memilanuk at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 04:55:25 CEST 2010
I have an older Intel Macbook (circa early 2007) that I have upgraded
the hardware and software a bit on over the last few months. Currently
it is running Snow Leopard 10.6.4, with an install of Python 2.6.5.
Over the course of time, between various upgrades, removing this,
reinstalling that, etc. etc. I think I've made somewhat of a mess of my
Python install and I'd like to clean house and get back to just the
version that shipped with 10.6.x. No extras or add-ons. Once I get
that kind of under control, then maybe see about upgrading/ or having
multiple versions installed, etc.
1st question... What is the default version of Python that shipped with
10.6 Snow Leopard? I have a Python 2.6.5 install in my Applications
directory, and I can't recall if I put that there or if that came with
the new OS (I happened to do the OS upgrade around that time frame...).
When I look under /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions I see
macbook:~ monte$ ls -al /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/
drwxr-xr-x 5 root admin 170 Mar 23 17:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root admin 204 Mar 23 17:17 ..
drwxrwxr-x 11 root admin 374 May 12 22:04 2.6
drwxrwxr-x 9 root admin 306 Aug 24 2009 3.1
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 3 May 7 16:31 Current -> 2.6
If I remove the Python 2.6.5 install from the Applications directory, is
that going to affect things here, or is this a separate (OEM) install?
Sometime in the recent past I remember installing, and then uninstalling
Python 3.x... so if I remove the 3.1 directory sub-tree, will that clean
out that bit so I can start over fresh?
Sorry 'bout the confusion.
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