[Distutils] total uninstall of setuptool on MacOS X by consequence of manual install

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Wed May 16 03:24:28 CEST 2012

In article <4FB2FAE9.7020901 at gmail.com>,
 Arturo Rinaldi <arty.net2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I finally see ! So these were my last steps :
> $ sudo sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg
> $ sudo easy_install -m setuptools
> sudo rm /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/setuptools.pth
> sudo rm /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg
> sudo rm /usr/local/bin/easy_install
> sudo rm /usr/local/bin/easy_install-2.7
> in a few words, I removed all the stuff installed in the first step 
> (and that apperead in the stdout)....is it all right now ? In the 
> future i will only use the python-packages built with macports (i.e. 
> py27-numpy). I asked help because I was very confused with all that 
> stuff....thx very much for replying me so soon.

Well, removing those files won't hurt but, if you set your PATH as 
suggested, it shouldn't make any difference either.  The MacPorts files 
are installed in a completely separate location and one of the 
advantages of OS X Python framework installs is that multiple versions 
can co-exist on the same system without interfering with each other.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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