Upgrade Python on a Mac

Kevin Walzer kw at codebykevin.com
Mon Mar 2 23:15:44 CET 2009

Rey Bango wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to upgrade the installed version of Python that came standard
> on OS X (Leopard) with either 2.6.1 or 3.0.1. Before I stick my foot
> in it, I just wanted to get a better understanding of the process.
> If I download the disk image installer from here: http://www.python.org/download/
> will it allow me to upgrade my existing version or is it more involved
> (eg: making a new build).
> I've looked through the python.org page for upgrade instructions for a
> Mac and haven't found it.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Rey...

The Python.og installer will not update the system version of Python 
installed on the Mac--that's maintained by Apple and should not be 
touched. Instead, the installer will put in a new version alongside the 
Apple version.


Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin

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