[Python-checkins] r80658 - in python/branches/release26-maint: Mac/README

ronald.oussoren python-checkins at python.org
Fri Apr 30 17:12:32 CEST 2010

Author: ronald.oussoren
Date: Fri Apr 30 17:12:32 2010
New Revision: 80658

Merged revisions 80657 via svnmerge from 

  r80657 | ronald.oussoren | 2010-04-30 17:11:22 +0200 (Fri, 30 Apr 2010) | 3 lines
  Add notes about uninstalling a framework install to
  Mac/README. Fixes issue 7107.

   python/branches/release26-maint/   (props changed)

Modified: python/branches/release26-maint/Mac/README
--- python/branches/release26-maint/Mac/README	(original)
+++ python/branches/release26-maint/Mac/README	Fri Apr 30 17:12:32 2010
@@ -205,6 +205,26 @@
 from within the BuildScript directory. The script accepts a number of 
 command-line arguments, run it with --help for more information.
+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
@@ -215,4 +235,4 @@
 	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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