[Pythonmac-SIG] Mac Python and eggs...

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 24 19:27:41 CET 2006

Christopher Barker wrote:
> I guess I'll just try:  'easy_install matplotlib' and 
> see what happens.

Well, first I had to get setuptools installed. cheeseshop has an egg, 
but how do I install that? So I downloaded the zip file, and in there 
found that I needed to do:

$ python ez_setup.py

Which said that it worked, but I couldn't find the easy_install script 
anywhere. Afer much floundering, I finally figured out that it put it in:


which is not on my $PATH. Should it be? or should there be links to 
those scripts in /usr/local/bin?

once I got that figured out, I tried to use it to install MPL. It didn't 
work. I'll move that discussion over to the MPL list.

I do think this all has promise, but there are some wrinkles to smooth 
out, and I'm thinking that maybe, once all is said and done, there will 
still be the need for "click to install" mpkgs for OS-X. If nothing 
else, there should be one for setuptools itself!


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