[Image-SIG] Help installing PIL

Chris Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Sat Sep 17 09:31:01 CEST 2011

On 9/16/11 3:23 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2011, at 7:45 PM, Isaac Feldman wrote:
>> I am trying to install PIL 1.7.7 on Mac OS X 10.6 running python 2.7.2

> No, it's because you don't have gcc-4.0 or at least don't have it on your $PATH.
> You need to have Apple's Developer Tools installed or build up a dev environment with MacPorts to do this.
> It's simplest to just install Apples dev tools:
> <http://developer.apple.com/>

Correct, though PIL requires some dependencies as well, so it's not that 
simple. What is simple is to use Russel Owen's "unofficial" binaries:


for python2.7, you want:


That is the build for the 32 bit PPC+Intel build of python from 
python.org. Unless you really need 64 bit, that's the one I recommend.


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