pylab package dependencies

Lou Pecora pecora at
Wed Oct 18 01:48:35 CEST 2006

In article <mailman.661.1161121277.11739.python-list at>,
 Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:

> > 
> > I assume you are telling me to install ipython from a tar distribution 
> > using setup etc.  I originally installed it from the SciPy Super Pack 
> > which apparently put in the site packages, but neglected the script in 
> > /usr/local/bin.  Sound right?
> Indeed. The SuperPack is broken and does not contain the ipython script. It 
> also 
> puts the documentation in the wrong place.
> ipython is a pure-Python package and easy to install from source.

Bingo!  Now it is clear why I am having problems.  I will install from 
source as you suggest.  Looks pretty straightforward.

Sorry to hear the SuperPack is broken.  It's a nice idea for us users.  
Other packages seem to be working fine.  Any chance it will be fixed?  

> > On the ipython web site for MacOS X it says to do the following after 
> > the install using python etc. in the extracted directories,
> > 
> > python?
> > 
> > Is that what you are suggesting with the pydistutils.cfg ?  
> Yes, it does the same thing, only it will apply to all packages (probably 
> what 
> you want) and you only have to do it once instead of remembering to do it 
> every 
> time.

Robert,  thanks for the insight and the solution.

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