[AstroPy] Using MacPorts for Python

David Johnston dave31415@gmail....
Mon Nov 28 11:02:45 CST 2011


Yes, I have found it to work well. It is probably the best way to install
these packages on Mac.

I have found that a few things do not install. I think wxpython was one of
those. Some packages are not available at Mac ports so you should install
those using pip or easyinstall with the --user flag which install them in
your home directory.
Dave



On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Thomas Robitaille <
thomas.robitaille@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering whether anyone has used the instructions below to
> install Python on 10.7 using MacPorts, and if so, whether everything
> works fine?
>
> Tom
>
> On 25 July 2011 18:36, Thomas Robitaille <thomas.robitaille@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > Earlier this year I was given commit privileges to the MacPorts
> > (http://www.macports.org/) package index, and I've already added a few
> > Astronomy Python packages. After moved between various install methods
> > in the last couple of years (system Python, EPD, source install,
> > python.org distribution, ...) I've now settled on using the Python
> > distribution from MacPorts. One of my main reasons for doing this is
> > that I needed some complex packages (Qt and GTK+) which are not
> > included in EPD, and by far the easiest way to install them has been
> > through MacPorts. However, I believe a MacPorts Python distribution
> > can still be very useful even if you don't need these packages, so
> > I've compiled a list of simple instructions to set up a full Python
> > distribution using MacPorts on Mac:
> >
> > http://astrofrog.github.com/macports-python/
> >
> > Updating packages is easy, and dependencies are automatically taken
> > care of. For now I recommend using Python 2.7 as indicated in the
> > instructions. I would welcome any feedback, especially if you run into
> > issues, and would also welcome suggestions for other packages to add.
> > For new packages you can either email me directly or open a ticket on
> > MacPorts and cc robitaille@macports.org on the ticket. To report
> > issues with the instructions, open an issue at:
> >
> > https://github.com/astrofrog/macports-python
> >
> > Note that it's possible/easy to install several Python versions with
> > MacPorts at the same time and you can switch which one is the default
> > with 'port select', or call the version you want directly with
> > ipython-3.1 for example. This makes it ideal if you want to be able to
> > test your code using different python versions or want to experiment
> > with Python 3.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Thomas
> >
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