[Tutor] trouble understanding the python environment in OSX
kent37 at tds.net
Sat Mar 3 15:20:43 CET 2007
Clay Wiedemann wrote:
> I am running the latest OSX (10.4.8) and know a little about moving
> about in the terminal. But the world of paths, etc. has me a little
> confused. And now it is getting in my way. I was wondering if I could
> get a little help with some things.
> - Can anyone point me to a well-regarded and pithy tutorial regarding
> the UNIX underpinnings of OSX, especially anything that would help
> with Python. (e.g., I can navigate to Python.framework and versions
> but see 2.5 and Current, which confuses me since 2.5 is the current
> version.) I would love to know what the structure of the Python
> installation means.
Current is an alias for 2.5, which is the current install.
> - I am having trouble installing the BeautifulSoup package. The
> installer stumbles on a unicode issue (that the Soup developer says is
> a problem with my Python installation) -- so what is the best way to
> manually install this? And does the 2.5 / Current divide matter?
What is the error you get in the installer?
The installer is not really needed in this case. You should be able to
just download the single file and put it in
> Thanks in advance for any help with these basic issues.
> Good morning from Brooklyn,
> * Any experience with coding webpages is not helping here
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