easy_install with various versions of python installed, mac osx

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easy_install with various versions of python installed, mac osx

I have various versions of python on a mac OSX 10.6 machine, some of them installed with macports:

> python_select -l
Available versions:
current none python24 python26 python26-apple python27

The default or system version is python26-apple. I am now using python27, which I selected with

> sudo python_select python27

I recently tried installing django using easy_install, but it got installed with the default python (I can check that by python_selecting python26-apple and importing django). If, instead, I download the django tarball, expand and use

> sudo python setup.py install

everything works as expected, i.e. I get django in python 2.7. Now the question is, is there a way to get easy_install to work with the version of python I have selected with python_select?

UPDATE Apparently python_select is deprecated. The following command seems to be equivalent:

port select --list python

producing:

Available versions for python:
    none
    python24
    python26
    python26-apple
    python27 (active)

Answer #1:

If you want your “easy_install” match your updated python version, follow these steps:

Download the corresponding .egg file at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools#files
Run it as if it were a shell script: sh setuptools-0.6c9-py2.7.egg
This will install the new “easy_install” executable, compatible with your current version of python.

Hope this helps.

(more details at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools#cygwin-mac-os-x-linux-other)

Answered By: juanchopanza

Answer #2:

Be sure to use the -prefix= option on that shell script to control where your easy_install version lands.

Answered By: myusuf3

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