[Numpy-discussion] 1.4.0 installer fails on OSX 10.6.2

Eric Firing efiring at hawaii.edu
Tue Jan 5 16:53:17 EST 2010

Pierre GM wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2010, at 3:45 PM, Eric Firing wrote:
>> neil weisenfeld wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm having an odd problem with the package installer for numpy 1.4.0.
>>> It complains:
>>> numpy 1.4.0 can't be installed on this disk. numpy requires System
>>> Python 2.6 to install.
>> I think the problem is that the message is misleading; it should be 
>> saying you need python from python.org, *not* the python that comes with 
>> OSX.  
> ???
> I have several versions of numpy installed on my Macbook (OS X 6), but only one Python (the one that comes with Apple). However, these versions are installed in different virtual environments.
> Neil, could you give us more info about how you're trying to install it ? Have you tried to use the --user flag (ie, `python setup.py install --user`) ?


He is installing using the binary package installer, not installing from 


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