[Pythonmac-SIG] bdist_mpkg Python version prefix

Christopher Burns cburns at berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 25 22:01:53 CEST 2008

Yes, agreed.  We build the numpy installer against the python.org version of
python installed in /Library...  The numpy developers have agreed to not
touch the Apply Python.  Users are required to install python from

But this emphasizes my point, bdist_mpkg specifically refers to the
python.org version of python as the "System Python" during an install.  This
causes a lot of confusion that can be resolved with a rewording of the
requirement string.


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Larry Meyn <larry.meyn at nasa.gov> wrote:

>  FYI: The Apple provided python has an older version  of numpy which is
> difficult (and probably unwise) to update.  So it really only makes sense to
> install new versions of numpy for user installed copies of python.
> --Larry
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