Installing packages on Mac OS X 10.7.5

Irmen de Jong irmen.NOSPAM at
Thu Dec 6 00:56:55 CET 2012

On 6-12-2012 0:12, John Dildy wrote:
> Hello Everyone!
> I have python v2.7.1 and I am trying to install packages on the Mac OS X v10.7.5
> I am trying to install:
> Distribute
> Nose
> virtualenv
> If anyone can help me that would be great
> John Dildy
> jdildy85 at

Avoid changing stuff on the system installed python.
If you don't have virtualenv already, I would suggest to either:

- install virtualenv by means of easy_install (which should be installed already)
- do everything else in a virtual env, instead of in the system installed python directly

Or install homebrew, then brew install python, and use that. This avoids using the
system installed python entirely.


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