[Chicago] Python on OSX Install

Tom Yarrish tom at yarrish.com
Thu Oct 11 23:25:34 CEST 2012

Well from what I've seen so far, compiling it from source seems to
make any other modules you may want to use in the future easier to
install.  And that there are things broken with the Apple

I'm trying to do it via brew now, I just need to clean up a previous
fink install.


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Cezar Jenkins <emperorcezar at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just talking here, but if "by source" mean you have some reason to compile it yourself. I.e. you have a reason to change the defaults. Then I would start with a homebrew recipe and customize that.
> This is what I did when I wanted to version os Emacs that supported full screen in lion. I have a custom homebrew recipe.
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> On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Tom Yarrish wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> So I wanted to find out if there is a decent install doc on getting
>> Python 2.x (from source) running correctly on OS X (in this case 10.6
>> and higher). I'm still in the process of googling, but I wasn't sure
>> if anyone had a good reference guide to work off of.
>> I've seen a lot about how there are some minor annoyances in how Apple
>> packages it, and I run into some of them now and then when I'm trying
>> to install some python modules that are more geared for *nix systems.
>> So aside from running a Linux VM to do my Python stuff, are there any
>> other good resources to look at?
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
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