IDLE will not startup after upgrading Python on Mac OS X
fmanley at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 15:45:04 CEST 2010
I have snow leopard and a brand new mac book pro. After running python from
x11, I saw that I had python 2.5.1 installed on this laptop, so went to
python.org to download Python 2.7, as I was "strongly encouraged" to do on
The problem is that Mac doesn't come with a text editor for writing
programs. TextEdit won't allow you to save files with the ".py" extension.
So IDLE is really my only choice. The only problem is, whenever I start it
up (I've tried starting it from the Terminal and double clicking the icon) I
get the following message:
"Idle's subprocess cannot make connection. Either Idle can't start a
subprocess or a personal firewall is blocking the connection."
Searching various programming forums came up with similar problems users
have had in windows, but I couldn't find any information on how to fix this
problem on a mac with OSX. Please help.
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