Mac os x 10.4.11: Error installing Python 2.5.1

James Stroud jstroud at
Sun Nov 18 05:36:29 CET 2007

David wrote:
> On Nov 17, 7:27 pm, James Stroud <jstr... at> wrote:
>> David wrote:
>>> Running OS X 10.4.11 PPC. No Intel.
>>> I downloaded:
>>> I started the install, accepted the license, selected easy install,
>>> then upgrade, entered my password for the mac,  but the installation
>>> process finished with:
>>> There were errors installing the software. Please try installing
>>> again.

>> Usually this happens when you are not an administrator. If you aren't
>> log out and log in again as one. If that doesn't do it, what does your
>> /Applications/Utilities/Console say?

> Rebooted. I am admin. Tried installing again. Same result. console.log
> has this:
> Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 (Build 8S165)
> 2007-11-17 19:59:32 -0800
> 2007-11-17 19:59:40.718 SystemUIServer[334] lang is:en
> Nov 17 19:59:45 darnold diskarbitrationd[44]: SystemUIServer [334]:
> 27139 not responding.

My best guess is that you have a problem with your account. Try creating 
a new administrative user and log in as that user, then try the install. 
  Also, some external storage devices can cause this problem. If you 
have this problem after you create the new user and log in as that user, 
then log out and remove all external storage devices and log in again as 
the new user. It will not be sufficient simply to authenticate as said 
user from your preexisting account.


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA  90095

More information about the Python-list mailing list