[IPython-user] install from source

belinda thom bthom at cs.hmc.edu
Sun Jan 7 23:36:13 CST 2007


Answer to my own question --- I didn't run

python setup.py install

first.

--b

On Jan 7, 2007, at 7:24 PM, belinda thom wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to install a development version of ipython (python 2.4)  
> via SVN on my Mac (OS X 10.4.8) using the instructions at:
>
>   http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone
>
> In the version I had installed before (via easy_install), the  
> following files existed:
>
>   /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/bin/ 
> {ipython,pycolor}
>
> For instance, the ipython file contained:
>
>   #!/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Resources/ 
> Python.app/Contents/MacOS/Python
>   # EASY-INSTALL-ENTRY-SCRIPT:  
> 'ipython==0.7.3','console_scripts','ipython'
>   __requires__ = 'ipython==0.7.3'
>   import sys
>   from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
>
>   sys.exit(
>      load_entry_point('ipython==0.7.3', 'console_scripts',  
> 'ipython')()
>   )
>
> The development install link above mentions the need to "symlink  
> the ipython startup script or alias it". I don't know what the  
> ipython startup script is. I'm also wondering if I need to create  
> something more sophisticated (as was done in the easy_install  
> method). And finally, do I need to do a similar trick for pycolor?
>
> Thanks,
>
> --b



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