Upgrade Python on a Mac

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Mar 3 09:36:31 CET 2009


Wes James schrieb:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Rey Bango <reybango at gmail.com> 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.
> 
> I'd recommend you put your new versions in to /usr/local

Certainly not. Instead, create framework builds. These install 
themselves under /Library/Frameworks, instead of 
/System/Library/Frameworks, where the shipped python lives.

Not using a FW-build will cost you a lot of features OSX-specific.

Diez



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