[Pythonmac-SIG] pythonmac packages question

Nicholas Riley njriley at uiuc.edu
Thu Dec 7 09:48:16 CET 2006

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:38:36AM -0800, belinda thom wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2006, at 12:36 AM, belinda thom wrote:
> >Thanks Nicholas,
> >
> >So how do I use easy install :-)?


Of particular importance is the section on "custom installation


Before starting you probably want to edit the ~/.pydistutils.cfg file
to specify a different location for installing scripts (for example,
/usr/local/bin).  If you just want to install the packages for
yourself, then check out the Mac OS X "User" installation section.

Then download and run ez_setup.py, which bootstraps setuptools, and
run "easy_install IPython".  This will work with many simple packages,
and some complex ones too.

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