[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython 2.4.1 over Mac's 10.3.9's persistent Python 2.3

David Pratt fairwinds at eastlink.ca
Sun Jan 8 02:00:42 CET 2006

Hi Bob. I have this path is in my .cshrc where I am setting paths for my 
home. This seemed to work fine for Jaguar but I guess not for Panther.

[dp_mac450:~] davidpra% python2.4
Python 2.4.1 (#2, Mar 31 2005, 00:05:10)
[GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1666)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
[dp_mac450:~] davidpra% python
Python 2.3 (#1, Sep 13 2003, 00:49:11)
[GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1495)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

So getting python2.4, just not the right version from python or pythonw 
at command line as with macpython 2.3. I'll try setting path using the 
other method from the link you provided using the 
~/.MacOSX/environment.plist method. Hopefully this will do the trick.

Many thanks.


Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2006, at 4:13 PM, David Pratt wrote:
>> Hi there. I recently upgraded my machine's OS from 10.2.8 (jaguar) to
>> 10.3.9 (panther). I removed my previous 2.3.5 python mac install by
>> removing Python.framework and MacPython-2.3 from Applications. I also
>> removed python pythonw python2.3 and pythonw2.3 from /usr/local/bin. I
>> installed  PantherPythonFix.dmg and then installed
>> MacPython-OSX-2.4.1-1.dmg. Install went fine - no errors.
>> However, when I open a terminal I and type python or pythonw at the
>> prompt I still get the Apple build of python after restarting and
>> opening terminal. Can someone point out what the problem could be.  This
>> is quite frustrating since I remember the Jaguar install being very
>> smooth and effortless.
> Add /usr/local/bin to your PATH environment variable.  Installation  for 
> Jaguar was the same.
> http://tinyurl.com/cwjc8
> -bob

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