Upgrade Python on a Mac

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Mon Mar 30 18:07:31 CEST 2009


On Mar 3, 4:01 am, Graham Dumpleton <Graham.Dumple... at gmail.com>
wrote:
> On Mar 3, 8:53 am, Rey Bango <reyba... 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.
>
> > 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
> >Macand haven't found it.
>
> > Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Beware of the official Python binary installers for MacOS X if wanting
> to do Python web development.
>
> Based on feedback these installers have only been compiled for 32 bit
> architectures. This makes them useless if you want to run mod_python
> or mod_wsgi with Apache that comes with MacOS X as it runs as 64 bit
> and relies on the Python framework having 64 bit, which these
> installers do not provide.
>
> If this is going to affect you, build from source code. Configure
> options required would be, as an example:
>
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python-3.0  \
>  --enable-framework=/usr/local/python-3.0/frameworks \
>  --enable-universalsdk=/ MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.5 \
>  --with-universal-archs=all
>


Which of the following is the "official Python binary installer for
MacOS X"?

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Python-2.6.1.tar.bz2

python-2.6.1-macosx2008-12-06.dmg
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and is the problem with 3.0 specifically or all versions?


> Note that not all MacPorts installers have been both 32/64 bit either.
> Not sure if they have fixed this issue.
>



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