Upgrade Python on a Mac
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Thu Mar 5 01:07:07 CET 2009
On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:47:51 +1100, Python Nutter <pythonnutter at gmail.com> wrote:
> export PATH
> If you have ever looked at your Mac?s root directory and wondered what
> some of those other directories are for, you?re probably not alone.
> Mac OS got a whole lot more complex with the advent of OS X, adapting
> a unix file structure from Free BSD Unix that is largely unfamiliar to
> Mac OS 9 and Windows users.
It should be added that it looks very unfamiliar to Unix users too,
if your list below is correct.
Why is Python a "Framework" under "Libraries"? In any other Unix, a
third-party Python installation would have been placed in /usr/local/
or /opt/. Also, editing a user's dotfiles while installing software
seems cruel and unusual -- to that user, and to the other users for
whom the newly installed software "doesn't work".
> So just what is /System, /Library, /usr,
> and all the others for anyway? Here?s a brief explanation of each
> directory as found in Mac OS X.
// Jorgen Grahn <grahn@ Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu
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