[wingide-users] Using Python 2.4.1 on Mac OSX
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Wed Mar 29 08:18:51 EST 2006
On 28/03/06 Geoff Canyon said:
> Way back when I tried installing Boa Constructor on OS X 10.4. I ran
> into the same issue of Python versions.
Python moves too bloody fast, IMHO. I have several versions installed at any
given time, and I'm honestly sick of it.
> 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.
Or use sudo.
> 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 :-)
What distro? What community was this? Ubuntu?
> 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
> Boa Constructor.
> 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 ;-)
If python would maintain backwards compatibility longer, then maybe distro
maintainers would upgrade sooner. I don't think Guido understands this, but
it's difficult to be sure.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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