[Pythonmac-SIG] pythonmac packages question

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu Dec 7 10:25:35 CET 2006

On Dec 7, 2006, at 9:48 AM, Nicholas Riley wrote:

> 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 :-)?
> <http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall>
> Of particular importance is the section on "custom installation
> locations":
> <http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#custom- 
> installation-locations>
> Before starting you probably want to edit the ~/.pydistutils.cfg file
> to specify a different location for installing scripts (for example,
> /usr/local/bin).

No you don't want that. Add /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 
Versions/Current/bin to your shell's PATH, which the macpython  
installer should do automaticly.

The major advantages of that are that all python stuff is nicely self- 
contained in the python framework and it is possible to do side-by- 
side installations of multiple versions of python (such as Python 2.4  
and 2.5).


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