- From: Irmen de Jong <irmen.NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:35:10 +0200
On 4-6-2012 0:01, Janet Heath wrote:
Thanks Alain. I should have a compiler on my Mac OS X Lion. I am thinking that it
isn't set in my $PATH variable. I don't know where the $PATH is set at. I will
check to see if their is a binary.
You'll have to have the Apple Developer tools (xcode) installed to get a c-compiler, but
maybe that's the case on your mac already. (Weird though, it should add gcc -the
compiler- to the PATH by itself, I don't recall having to change that myself.)
In any case, there is a .dmg with a binary installer for Python 2.7.3 available for
download at python.org  so there should not really be a need to compile it yourself.
If you really do need to compile it yourself, consider using Homebrew  to install it,
instead of downloading the source and compiling it manually. With homebrew it's a simple
'brew install python' and a few minutes later it's done. It will be lot easier to
install 3rd party library dependencies this way too.
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