[Numpy-discussion] 1.4.0 installer fails on OSX 10.6.2

Eric Firing efiring@hawaii....
Tue Jan 5 14:45:51 CST 2010


neil weisenfeld wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm having an odd problem with the package installer for numpy 1.4.0.
> It complains:
> 
> numpy 1.4.0 can't be installed on this disk. numpy requires System
> Python 2.6 to install.

I think the problem is that the message is misleading; it should be 
saying you need python from python.org, *not* the python that comes with 
OSX.  (The two coexist; installing python from python.org does not 
interfere with OSX's use of its own python.  Caveat: I don't use Mac 
myself, so I am basing all this on second-hand experience--helping with 
a numpy installation a few minutes ago--and what I remember seeing.  I 
think there is a mailing list thread about this, but I couldn't find it.)

Eric
> 
> 
> I'm running a stock system with a stock python, so I'm not sure why
> the test is failing.  Any ideas how to debug this?
> 
> Some info:
> 
> weisen@Neil-Weisenfeld-MacBook-Pro:~
> [507]$ which python
> /usr/bin/python
> 
> weisen@Neil-Weisenfeld-MacBook-Pro:~
> [508]$ python
> Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jul  7 2009, 23:51:51)
> [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> 
> weisen@Neil-Weisenfeld-MacBook-Pro:~
> [509]$ ls -l /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current
> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3 Sep 22 17:49
> /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current@ -> 2.6
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Neil
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