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Installing python scripts in OS X...

Asked by tWrex (1655points) September 24th, 2008

Ok, so I’ve been using python on windows and linux for about 2 years now, but I just got a new macbook pro and want to do all my development on here now. Problem is, I can’t get any of my fargin’ modules to load. I’ve created a symlink into the /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages file from my local /home/Library/etc… What is the deal? In XP you drop the file into the directory with the other modules. Why isn’t it this easy on Leopard? Or am I retarded?

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tWrex's avatar

Well, I am just retarded. Had I simply typed in: python -c ‘ import sys; print sys.path’ to find out my system path, I would have realized I was symlinking to the wrong path. Why I have two instances of python, I have no clue.

Now if I could actually get the script to run. Not sure why it won’t but I’ll be damned if doing things on OS X aren’t starting to irritate me like a yeast infection.

Skyrail's avatar

You know python? Awesome! I’m learning. Slowly.

As for your question, I doubt I can help you sorry :(

tWrex's avatar

I know it, but I’m still learning myself. My issue is that I know a lot of languages, but I’m not a guru in any of them. Jack-of-all trades, if you will.

Skyrail's avatar

I’m pretty much the same, although my level of knowledge is minute in most languages, I’ve tried PHP, Python, Java, Visual Basic .NET and have looked at C++, but I can’t create anything worthwhile sadly. I’ve decided to stick with Python and PHP for now with a healthy dose of SQL to try and work with databases in a more advanced manner.

tWrex's avatar

Good luck with that all. Python is definitely an asset to any developers toolbox. Between web dev, desktop apps and integration into programs like maya – so you can develop your own plugins – it’s got the best of everything in it. Plus it’s completely cross-platform so it’ll run on pretty much anything. I think I saw a toaster a few years ago running python. Why, I have no idea, but I believe it was a toaster. Maybe a microwave… now i’m not sure

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