[Python-checkins] r80657 - python/trunk/Mac/README

ronald.oussoren python-checkins at python.org
Fri Apr 30 17:11:22 CEST 2010

Author: ronald.oussoren
Date: Fri Apr 30 17:11:22 2010
New Revision: 80657

Add notes about uninstalling a framework install to
Mac/README. Fixes issue 7107.


Modified: python/trunk/Mac/README
--- python/trunk/Mac/README	(original)
+++ python/trunk/Mac/README	Fri Apr 30 17:11:22 2010
@@ -254,6 +254,26 @@
 Python and have libaries in ``/usr/local`` that don't contain the required
 architectures. Temporarily move ``/usr/local`` aside to finish the build.
+Uninstalling a framework install, including the binary installer
+Uninstalling a framework can be done by manually removing all bits that got installed,
+that's true for both installations from source and installations using the binary installer.
+Sadly enough OSX does not have a central uninstaller.
+The main bit of a framework install is the framework itself, installed in
+``/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework``. This can contain multiple versions
+of Python, if you want to remove just one version you have to remove the
+version-specific subdirectory: ``/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/X.Y``.
+If you do that, ensure that ``/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current``
+is a symlink that points to an installed version of Python.
+A framework install also installs some applications in ``/Applications/Python X.Y``,
+And lastly a framework installation installs files in ``/usr/local/bin``, all of
+them symbolic links to files in ``/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/X.Y/bin``.
 Odds and ends
@@ -264,4 +284,4 @@
 	Jack Jansen, Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl, 15-Jul-2004.
-	Ronald Oussoren, RonaldOussoren at mac.com, 26-May-2006
+	Ronald Oussoren, RonaldOussoren at mac.com, 30-April-2010

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