Reinstall python 2.3 on OSX 10.3.5?

Dominique O. Martel xlii at
Fri Feb 4 00:22:11 CET 2005

0) compile and install GNU readline 5.0 with the usual ./configure

1) as an administrator, remove the contents of

2) install Python from the standard distribution:
 ./configure --enable-framework=/System/Library/Frameworks
sudo make frameworkinstall

3) install the extras in /Applications if you want to:
sudo make frameworkinstallextras
Move them to /Developer/Applications/Utilities/MacPython-2.3

4) remove every python* from /usr/local/bin
Those in /usr/bin/ are OK for Python 2.3

5) replace
with a symbolic link to "/Library/Python/2.3". Name it "site-packages".

I have installed and used Python 2.3.x this way without any problem

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