[Numpy-discussion] 1.4.0 installer fails on OSX 10.6.2

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 5 17:09:14 EST 2010

Eric Firing wrote:
>> 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.

yes, that is it the "system python" referred to in the error message is 
actually the "python.org Framework build".

I recommend it anyway, it's newer, and you won't accidentally mess with 
anything Apple is doing.


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