Python packages on the Mac

Kevin Walzer kw at
Tue Aug 5 15:45:14 CEST 2008

arunasunil at wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to copy the contents of the PythonFramework.pkg folder
> and run python without having to run the installer on the Mac. On
> windows it's simple to copy the contents of the python folder and the
> python dll's. How can this be done on the Mac?
> Thanks
> Sunil

There are a few GUI tools to unpack a pkg bundle on the Mac: here's one 
I like:

This will unpack the contents into a separate directory.

If you would rather do it from the command line, cd into the package 
bundle, find the Archive.pax.gz file, and try this command:

gzcat Archive.pax.gz | pax -r

"man pax" can tell you more about the pax command, pkg bundles, and the 

Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin

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