[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: For your eyes only - MacPython 2.3b2
mwh at python.net
Wed Jul 9 12:30:17 EDT 2003
Lance E Sloan <lsloan at umich.edu> writes:
> Sorry if I'm behind the times, but this reminds me of a change I'd
> like to see in how MacPython's installed. I'd like all the stuff
> normally installed in /usr/local to be installed in
> /usr/local/python-2.3. And /usr/local/bin/python would be a symlink
> to /usr/local/python-2.3/bin/python. I like to keep all the parts of
> a package together in one place.
This change doesn't really have anything to do with the Mac, and I
expect arguing for all Unix installs to go this way would be
fruitless. Don't let that stop you, though :-)
It's not that hard to yourself, just
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python-2.3 && make && make install
for f in /usr/local/python-2.3/bin/*; do ln -s $f /usr/local/bin; done
> This is my first time installing MacPython. I will probably move the
> files and make the symlinks manually.
I'd recommend doing it as above; moving the files after install might
(and only might, not sure) confuse the distutils.
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