[Pythonmac-SIG] why does the Mac installer hack the user's .bash_profile?

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Apr 8 07:58:15 CEST 2011

Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> I'm a bit confused, Bill. You're just that kind of guy that shouldn't
> have any problem hacking your .bash_profile! i.e. you are not the
> target audience for the installer.

Right, I usually just build from source with a non-Framework build if I
need a different Python on OS X.  I just thought I'd try the easy way
this one time.

> Also: I'm pretty sure it's Apple's fault that a de-installer is not a
> easy and obvious part of a .mpg bundle. I don't think I've ever seen
> one with a uninstaller, as a matter of fact.

The package management on Macs leaves something to be desired, to be sure.


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