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 is deprecated. The following command seems to be equivalent:
port select --list python
Available versions for python: none python24 python26 python26-apple python27 (active)
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)
Be sure to use the -prefix= option on that shell script to control where your easy_install version lands.