[wingide-users] Default Python Executable

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Wed Oct 4 10:57:46 MDT 2006

This is a question about OS X, where the Apple supplied python is in 
/usr/bin and newer versions of python are installed in /usr/local/bin or 
other directories.  The version run when 'python' is executed on the 
command line is determined by the PATH environment variable.  This is 
different than the PYTHONPATH environment variable or the python path 
specified in the project properties.

Please don't try removing the Apple supplied python.  It's generally a 
bad idea to modify anything supplied by the OS vendor unless the vendor 
gives you tools to do so.



James Matthews wrote:
> yes but try removing python for the path and then doing a clean install
> On 10/4/06, Sheila King <Sheila at thinkspot.net> wrote:
>> On Oct 4, 2006, at 7:28 AM, Wingware Support wrote:
>> > Humberto Diogenes wrote:
>> >>   I tried to set the "debug.python-exec" preference to Python 2.4
>> >> as default on Mac OS X but it didn't work.
>> >> ...
>> >>   If I set the path directly in the project preferences it works,
>> >> but for obvious reasons I don't want to have 2.3 as default.
>> >
>> > The python executable is a project setting and not a preference so
>> > it must be set in the project.  The default python on Unix-like
>> > systems is the one executed when 'python' is run.  You may want to
>> > set up your PATH so python executes the version you want, though
>> > I've had a surprisingly difficult time finding an easy way to do
>> > this on OS X.
>> I recently was dealing with this also on Mac OS X. I set my default
>> Python path to
>> /usr/local/bin/python
>> to get the 2.4.3 to be default.

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