[Chicago] Python on OSX Install

Mike Steder steder at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 23:26:53 CEST 2012

Do you need to compile from source or are you just not interested in
using the Apple packaged Python?  I prefer to use a non-OS install of
Python and lately I've been installing Python with Homebrew
(http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/) which simply downloads and compiles
Python from source.  The cool thing about Homebrew is that it also
documents the steps to compile Python so if you don't care for
Homebrew you can read the 'formula' and follow the steps yourself.

Start with the install method:

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Tom Yarrish <tom at yarrish.com> 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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