[IPython-user] problems installing IPython on OS 10.4
Wed Aug 8 16:21:34 CDT 2007
I have been having trouble getting ipython to work on a PowerPC iBook
running OS 10.4.10. I initially installed Python 2.5.1 for Mac using the
universal installer download from www.python.org. Entering
/usr/local/bin/python at the X11 xterm command line allows me to start up
Python 2.5.1, rather than the older version that comes with OS X.
I then proceeded to install the SciPy Superpack for Python 2.5 (PowerPC).
This presumably includes IPython, but I was unable to start IPython from the
command line. After this, I tried downloading ipython-0.8.1.tar.gz,
unzipped the file, changed directories, and entered
/usr/local/bin/python setup.py build
Unfortunately, this was not successful in getting IPython to work. From my
home directory and x11's default bash shell, simply entering "ipython" or
variants thereof gives a "command not found" error. When I try
"/usr/local/bin/IPython", I get the following:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/bin/IPython", line 5, in <module>
from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
ImportError: No module named pkg_resources
I should note that in the directory "/usr/local/bin" there is a file called
"ipython"; its permissions allow it to be globally executable.
Finally, from within Python 2.5.1, I can succesfully "import IPython".
Typing "IPython" at the Python prompt just gives
<module 'IPython' from
Any thoughts as to what might be problematic and what I can do? Thank you
very much for your assistance, as I am completely new to Python and not very
experienced with the Unix underpinnings of OS X.
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