[Image-SIG] PIL on a Mac

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 24 18:18:30 CEST 2007

Bill Janssen wrote:
> You could do it the way that I do it.

or even easier:

>> I guess I
>> had to download a MacPython in order to make Python work on my system.
> First of all, Python comes pre-installed on your Mac.

It does, but it's an old version, and somewhat broken in some subtle 
ways. Unless you have a really slow net connection, there is no reason 
not to upgrade, and upgrading will get you access to binary packages 
that should "just work".

Go to:

download the python and PIL disk images, double click on them, and away 
you go. It really is that easy.

> This way I can avoid getting tangled up with Fink or DarwinPorts or
> one of the other systems that purport to make it "easier" to install
> software on a Mac.

I agree -- fink is kind of all or nothing, and if you want to write GUI 
apps for OS-X with Python (and not use X), you can't use fink.


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