[IPython-dev] Trouble installing latest IPython 2.0 on Mac

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Fri Feb 14 16:33:23 CST 2014


On 14 February 2014 13:09, Chris Barker <chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:

> Both ;-). We had some problems with setup.py develop - namely that if you
>> try to use it for both Python 2 and Python 3, you can only have working
>> scripts with one of them.
>>
>
> fair enough -- has this been discussed on the distutils list? IT seem
> sothers would like this functionality.
>

It hasn't. We're happy for people to develop it further, but we're not
interested in wading into the Python packaging situation ourselves (at
least, I'm not).


>  (e.g. it may not work on Windows),
>>
>
> Probably not, if it involves symlinks....
>

Min and I have both just investigated it, and Python 3 has os.symlink(),
but the process has to be run with admin privileges. We might take out the
Windows check and let it try to make symlinks.

Thanks,
Thomas
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