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

Paul Berkowitz berkowit at silcom.com
Tue May 11 10:42:12 EDT 2004

How many people do you know who don't install the BSD layer? And how many of
those are non-geeks who couldn't easily go back and install it? You don't
have to worry about geeks. I can't imagine there's any OP who does a Custom
Install of OS X, chooses not to install BSD, and then needs Python.

Paul Berkowitz

> From: Glenn Andreas <gandreas at delver.com>
> Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:35:36 -0500
> To: <pythonmac-sig at python.org>
> Subject: [Pythonmac-SIG] Optional BSD package is required for (useable)
> Python?
>  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
> mondo blobbo, Cythera, Theldrow, oh my!
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