install wxPython

7stud bbxx789_05ss at
Wed Apr 11 06:10:47 CEST 2007

On Apr 9, 2:20 pm, Marco <king_of_bellm... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem to install wxPython on my MacBook (Pythonversion 2.5).
> If would install the wxPython (python install), then I got  
> this error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/Users/marco/Desktop/flexo1/wxpython/wxPython-src-
> wxPython/", line 49, in <module>
> copy_file('', 'wx/build', update=1, verbose=1)
> File "/Users/marco/python//lib/python2.5/distutils/",  
> line 119, in copy_file
> "can't copy '%s': doesn't exist or not a regular file" % src
> distutils.errors.DistutilsFileError: can't copy '': doesn't  
> exist or not a regular file
> Where is the problem and how could i fix it?
> Thx for your answers.
> marco

I just installed wxPython successfully on an imac.  My imac came with
python 2.3.5 pre-installed along with some version of wxPython--I was
able to run a hello world wxPython program by typing:

$ pythonw

First, I installed a "framework" build of a newer version of python(I
chose 2.4.4 since the download said it has more modules for macs).
The download was called:


The new python version was automatically installed in /Applications/
MacPython2.4/.  Then I downloaded the wxPython version for Macs with
python version 2.4.  It was called:


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