[Pythonmac-SIG] Python module installation on Leopard runs but doesn't install

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 27 20:43:48 CET 2008

Robert Anderson wrote:
> I am running a factory installation of Leopard and command line Python  
> appears to run OK. However, when I attempted to install a downloaded  
> package, PYTZ for example,

where are you downloading it from, and in what form?

If it's a .mpgk, or .pkg, then it was built for a particular python 
install, probably MacPython, not Apple's.

So you need to either find a package built for Leopard's python, or 
download a tarball and install it with distutils (python setup.py install).

if there are eggs available, they MIGHT work, too.

>   From the Python website I found the following link concerned with  
> installing additional items, in particular IDLE:
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/MacPython/Leopard

That hack should work for any other package built for MacPython2.5 -- 
you'll have to give us more details as to exactly what you did, and what 


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