Teething troubles with Python on a Mac

greg greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Aug 4 05:07:11 CEST 2008

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.

> (I used to do so, but it
> caused so many issues with installing new packages that I gave up on
> it)

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".

Python itself copes very well with having multiple
versions installed, on all platforms, but you have to
do things the Python way.


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