Installing Python2.6 on Mac Os (Leopard)

Philip Semanchuk philip at
Mon Nov 17 20:22:50 CET 2008

On Nov 17, 2008, at 2:05 PM, Diez B. Roggisch wrote:

>> Sorry if I misinformed; I have such symlinks in /usr/local/bin dated
>> the same day as my custom Python install. I guess I could have  
>> created
>> them myself, but I don't think I would have bothered creating a
>> symlink for pythonw, for example since I never use it.
> Did you really create a framework-install? Maybe that explains it.  
> You can
> compile it witout framework on OSX, but then of course miss a lot of
> features.

I have two pythons installed, the OS X standard one in the Frameworks  
directory under /System, and mine in the Frameworks directory under / 
Library. I'm pretty sure I used the --enable-framework option to  
install the latter. I can't figure out how else my custom Python would  
have landed in a Frameworks directory. =)

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