[Numpy-discussion] OSX installer: please test

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Apr 19 03:54:32 CDT 2008

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 3:45 AM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:

>  Is there any reason why "System Python 2.5" (specifically) is a
>  requirement?

Actually, it's not the System Python 2.5 but the python.org binary.
Installer.app isn't particularly flexible, so we can really only
install to a given location. Consequently, we install a binary for the
Python that we built the package with.

In any case, MacPorts' Python is not a framework build, so the binary
wouldn't work anyways.

>  I run Python 2.5 from macports, so the installer
>  prohibits me from installing NumPy.

MacPorts users' needs are (or should be) served by the MacPorts numpy
package. The installer doesn't prohibit you from anything; it's just
not serving you.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco

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