[wingide-users] Using Python 2.4.1 on Mac OSX
gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com
Wed Mar 29 01:24:54 EST 2006
On Mar 28, 2006, at 4:13 PM, Charles Hartman wrote:
> On Mar 28, 2006, at 3:14 PM, Wingware Support wrote:
>> Ralf Wieseler wrote:
>>> I installed Python 2.4.1 on my Mac (OSX Tiger 10.4.5).
>>> When i am starting Wing IDE the Python Shell window displays Python
>>> 2.3.5 Version (as installed with Tiger)
>>> Now i want to use the newer Version with Wing IDE. How can i do
>> You can enter the pathname of the Python executable you want to
>> use in
>> the python executable field in the project properties dialog. By
>> default, Wing uses the one executed by running 'python' from the
> and (just to clarify) you almost certainly want the one that's in /
> (which is where the 2.4.1 framework installer puts it, so you can use
> it without disturbing (important!!) the Apple-supplied 2.3 version)
> Charles Hartman
(I can't resist mentioning this)
Way back when I tried installing Boa Constructor on OS X 10.4. I ran
into the same issue of Python versions.
I tried several things to get Boa Constructor up with the appropriate
version. Being in an ornery mood at the time, I finally resolved the
issue by completely removing Python and installing 2.4. To do this, I
had to enable the root account.
When I mentioned this on a different mailing list, several people
chastised me, both for removing the earlier version of Python, and
for enabling the root account.
I explained that I disabled the root account as soon as I was
finished. I also pointed out that I had a valid install DVD, and
wasn't troubled at the thought of having to use it to restore the OS
if necessary. Finally, I made it clear that I was more interested in
an answer to the question I had asked at the time (don't remember
what it was) than in being chastised.
I got more chastisement :-)
And dire predictions about what would happen to my computer due to
the missing 2.3 version.
I never got an answer to my questions, and subsequently gave up on
It's been months, and I still haven't reinstalled Python 2.3. As far
as I can see, my computer is still working.
Please don't chastise me ;-)
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