[Pythonmac-SIG] MacPython & Leopard: Which 'site-packages' folder to use?

Russell E. Owen rowen at cesmail.net
Thu Jun 26 21:10:55 CEST 2008

In article 
<af8ce7040806251515y6647490ei8b9621f1f678dffe at mail.gmail.com>,
 "Rob Gabaree" <rob at rawb.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> With Leopard's built-in Python, user-installed modules are placed in
> /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/.
> If I'm using MacPython, should I avoid putting anything into this
> directory and use
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages
> instead?
> I'd just like to double check. I noticed the former path wasn't in
> sys.path when I looked, but I wasn't sure if it was accidentally left
> out by mistake.
> Thanks for the help,

If you are using MacPython then use 

The two pythons do not share installed packages. This is probably good; 
you avoid endangering the system python and you can upgrade to python 
2.6 or 3.0 when you are ready without installing packages that are 
incompatible with the system python.

-- Russell

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