[Pythonmac-SIG] Optional BSD package is required for (useable) Python?

Glenn Andreas gandreas at delver.com
Tue May 11 10:35:36 EDT 2004

 From a newgroup post this morning, it appears that /usr/bin/python 
isn't installed by default on 10.3 unless the user installs the 
optional BSD layer.  But as near as I can tell by using lsbom, 
Python.framework _is_ installed, but only the headers and shared 
library - none of the ".py" file (so none of the site files, nothing).

Doesn't this limit the advantage of having Python.framework?  After 
all, all you can do is link in the shared library - you can't really 
do much with it from your app, and you can't write any python scripts 
(or apps using PyObjC) without have the optional BSD layer installed, 
so I'm not sure what the point of having Python.framework installed.

Any idea who we'll need to bribe at WWDC to get the rest of the stuff 
in the default layer?

Glenn Andreas                      gandreas at gandreas.com
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