Teething troubles with Python on a Mac
avinashvora at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 09:25:20 CEST 2008
(Greg: You only sent the email to me: you probably wanted to add the
mailing list to the recipients.)
On Aug 4, 2008, at 8:37 AM, greg wrote:
> Avi wrote:
>> On that: how would I go about updating the system Python, then?
> The usual advice is not to try to do that at all.
> Generally it's best to treat anything in /System
> as off-limits.
Right, but I meant if there is an Apple-sanctioned way. I guess not?
>> (I used to do so, but it
>> caused so many issues with installing new packages that I gave up on
> I've very rarely had any problem with maintaining my
> own Python installation, but as I said, I always install
> packages using "python setup.py".
I guess I'll give it a shot, then. Alias in bash to MacPython, I
> Python itself copes very well with having multiple
> versions installed, on all platforms, but you have to
> do things the Python way.
My point was that it seems to be a bit of a hack.
Thanks for the advice from everyone, though.
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