[Pythonmac-SIG] ANN: MacPython 2.4.1 installer

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Mar 31 17:12:13 CEST 2005

I've put together an "official unofficial" framework build distribution 
of Python 2.4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 (and later, but that is not tested 
yet). It is built using the same tools that Jack builds the official 
MacPython distribution with.

Unlike typical builds, this one has all the stock goodies:
- readline 5.0.005 (static)
- BerkeleyDB 4.3.27 (static)
- waste (static)
- Tcl/Tk Aqua 8.4.9 (dynamic - needs TclTkAqua 

Note that this WILL NOT work with Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) or earlier. It 
is ONLY for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and later. That means, it should 
work on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) . Also note that it expects you to 
install to the root drive only, despite the fact that the installer 
doesn't force you to do this.

If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, it is recommended that you also get the 
PantherPythonFix [1] if you have not already, to prevent conflicts with 
the stock Python when you build new extensions. Packages for this 
Python will start popping up at pythonmac.org packages in the coming 
And now what you're all waiting for, the download link. It's here:

Several packages for MacPython 2.4.1 are already available from:

[1] You can get PantherPythonFix from http://pythonmac.org/packages/ in 
the Mac OS X 10.3 (Python 2.3.0) section.


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