os x compile, install?
benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Wed Apr 28 16:57:52 CEST 2010
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:35 AM, Rob <rob.nikander at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2:09 pm, Rob <rob.nikan... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Python on my system is behaving badly, so I want to create a new
>> install from source code. I have OS X 10.6.2, I downloaded the source
>> code (Python-2.6.5.tar.bz2) and did the usual, ./configure, make, sudo
>> make install. Build went fine. But on install, why is it putting
>> things is my home directory?
> Doh! Nevermind... I had created a ~/.pydistutils.cfg file a
> couple weeks ago, for some stupid reason I can't remember. I forgot
> to delete that file. It's contents were:
> install_lib = ~/Library/Python/$py_version_short/site-packages
> install_scripts = ~/bin
> So it was overriding the normal setup.py behavior.
On OS X, you're probably going to want to do a Framework install
instead of just a normal build. (If you don't do this, you won't be
able to make a GUI).
sudo make install
That will generate the app bundles for you (IDLE, Python Launcher, and
so on) and make a framework in /Library/Frameworks. For more
information about the Mac-specific options, look at the README inside
the Mac folder of the source.
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