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I'm using OS X 10.4.5. I have an easy problem that I can't solve:

I have two versions of python installed. 2.3 came with the OS and 2.4 I
installed via fink.

When I call python from the command-line it calls 2.4.
When I just call a *.py file like test.py, it calls 2.3.

1. How do I make both these kinds of calls work with 2.4.
2. How do I uninstall v. 2.3 completely.


Mar 17 '06 #1
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ma*********@ema il.com wrote:

1. How do I make both these kinds of calls work with 2.4.
Try "/sw/bin/python foo.py" in the terminal and "#!/sw/bin/python" in
your scripts.
2. How do I uninstall v. 2.3 completely.

Don't do that. It will break stuff in the OS that depends on Python.
Kevin Walzer
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Mar 17 '06 #2
ma*********@ema il.com wrote:
I'm using OS X 10.4.5. I have an easy problem that I can't solve:
I have two versions of python installed. 2.3 came with the OS and 2.4 I
installed via fink....
2. How do I uninstall v. 2.3 completely.

Probably not the greatest idea, because pieces of OS X may actually use
the internal Python 2.3.

--Scott David Daniels
sc***********@a cm.org
Mar 17 '06 #3
Thanks for the fast responses.>mp

Mar 17 '06 #4
ma*********@ema il.com schrieb:
I'm using OS X 10.4.5. I have an easy problem that I can't solve:

I have two versions of python installed. 2.3 came with the OS and 2.4 I
installed via fink.
That isn't the "proper" version. While it works, you certainly want the
python 2.4 framework build. That is the specialized OS X variant. If you
ever want to do work with e.g. PyObjC to create Cocoa-Apps you'll need
that (AFAIK).
When I call python from the command-line it calls 2.4.
When I just call a *.py file like test.py, it calls 2.3.

1. How do I make both these kinds of calls work with 2.4.
2. How do I uninstall v. 2.3 completely.

Bad idea. OS X needs that one.
Mar 17 '06 #5

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