[AstroPy] Using MacPorts for Python

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille@gmail....
Thu Feb 2 03:33:14 CST 2012


For the record, the py27-wxpython port has now been fixed, so if you run:

sudo port selfupdate

to update the package list, you should be able to get wxpython to work.

Cheers,
Tom

On 28 November 2011 18:02, David Johnston <dave31415@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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