Python on a mac: how to build pythonw?

Ron Garret rNOSPAMon at
Thu Mar 1 18:46:29 CET 2007

I'm trying to run the Python examples distributed with XCode and they 
all give me the same error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 35, in <module>
  File "", line 8, in main
    pathname = EasyDialogs.AskFileForOpen(message='File to check 
end-of-lines in:')
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/plat-mac/", line 650, in 
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/plat-mac/", line 53, in 
MacOS.Error: (-1713, 'no user interaction is allowed')

Googling reveals that the answer is to use pythonw, but there is no such 
thing installed on my system:

[ron at mickey:~]$ pythonw
-bash: pythonw: command not found

Apparently, pythonw didn't get built when I installed Python 2.5, and I 
can't find any instructions on how to build it.  (The installation 
instructions don't seem to mention it.)

If anyone could spare a clue I would be most grateful.


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