Removing Python 2.4.4 on OSX

Greg Donald gdonald at
Sat Mar 24 20:23:18 CET 2007

On 24 Mar 2007 12:10:12 -0700, 7stud <bbxx789_05ss at> wrote:
> Can you explain how that works?  If you install python in /usr/local,
> doesn't that leave you with something like /usr/local/python?  So what
> does putting usr/local/bin ahead of your other paths do?

./configure --prefix=/usr/local

Then python would be /usr/local/bin/python.

For bash put this somewhere near the end of your .bashrc or /etc/bashrc:

export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH"

Then when you attempt to run the python binary it will be found in the
place you installed it first, not where the system version was

Greg Donald

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