[Pythonmac-SIG] [newbie] install PyObjc under EPD Python ?

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sun Dec 20 22:45:29 CET 2009

In article <045FA67C-03BC-421A-AFBE-4AFDC9383EC4 at lumen.nu>,
 Joost Rekveld <lists at lumen.nu> wrote:

> yes, I see, so my first question remains:
> how can I install PyObjc into a non-Apple, non-MacPort Python instance ?
And the answers I've given you still stand.  It depends on what version 
of Python and what distribution you are talking about.

For the current python.org 2.6 installer for OS X, python 2.6.4, you 
just need to install setuptools/easy_install 
(http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools) for that python and then use it 
to install pyobjc.  At the moment, Python 2.6.4 is the only python.org 
python that has been fully tested with and is known to work on 10.6 
(Snow Leopard).

For EPD Pythons, you should ask on an Enthought forum of people who are 
familiar with Enthought's OS X distribution.  Chances are, though, that 
their python2.5 does not allow you to correctly build packages with C 
extension modules (such as those in PyObjC) on 10.6.  There were fixes 
needed for 2.6 to do that and those will not be backported to 
python.org's 2.5 which is no longer maintained except for critical 
security patches and was last released before 10.6 was released.  
Perhaps Enthought has done the backporting and testing.

There is also a mailing list for questions about PyObjC itself:


 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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