MacPython 3.0.1 installation problem, no /usr/local/bin/python*

Raoul Gough ljqyhvrl at
Mon May 11 18:50:59 EDT 2009

Ned Deily <nad at> writes:

> In article 
> <ec96e1390905090735p40bd6c21w5606c521c4c161e5 at>,
>  Benjamin Kaplan <benjamin.kaplan at> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 4:30 AM, Raoul Gough
>> <bvdmyrby at> wrote:
>> > So did something go wrong with the installer, or is it all
>> > supposed to work somehow differently?
>> Because Python 3 breaks compatibility with Python 2, the installers
>> don't install it as the default. The executable should be at
>> /usr/local/bin/python3.0
> By default, the 3.0.1 installer does not install any links in
> /usr/local/bin.  To do so, run or re-run the installer, click
> Customize, and then select the "UNIX command-line tools" package.
> That creates /usr/local/python3.0 and /usr/local/python links, among
> others.

Ah, I see! Thanks, I missed the "Customize" option during the install
dialogues. That takes care of the symlinks in /usr/local/bin, although
I notice that it still leaves some dangling symlinks under
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework that point to a nonexistent
"Current" directory. I guess it's safe to ignore these.

Raoul Gough.

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