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Install Mac OS X - Idle doesn't show up

Hello,

Sorry bothering you with such a trivial problem.

I installed python on a new mac at office.
It seems everything is fine: in the console, I access to python.
But I just can't start Idle. It seems to open but closes immediately (it appears
in the dock and closes immediately).
It is also impossible to open any .py file.

I am sure some of you have a good idea of what to do (path,...).

Thanks in advance
Dominique

Sep 14 '07 #1
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Dominique wrote:
Hello,

Sorry bothering you with such a trivial problem.

I installed python on a new mac at office.
It seems everything is fine: in the console, I access to python.
But I just can't start Idle. It seems to open but closes immediately (it appears
in the dock and closes immediately).
It is also impossible to open any .py file.

I am sure some of you have a good idea of what to do (path,...).

Thanks in advance
Dominique
How did you install/build Python? On the Mac, you really aren't supposed
to start it from the terminal unless you are running it under X11 or are
using a non-framework build. If you built it the standard Mac way, or if
you use the binary installer from python.org, Idle is installed in
/Applications/MacPython 2.5. Look there, and you should be able to drag
the Idle icon to the dock.

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin
http://www.codebykevin.com
Sep 14 '07 #2
Dominique wrote:
Hello,

Sorry bothering you with such a trivial problem.

I installed python on a new mac at office.
It seems everything is fine: in the console, I access to python.
But I just can't start Idle. It seems to open but closes immediately (it appears
in the dock and closes immediately).
It is also impossible to open any .py file.

I am sure some of you have a good idea of what to do (path,...).

Thanks in advance
Dominique
How did you install/build Python? On the Mac, you really aren't supposed
to start it from the terminal unless you are running it under X11 or are
using a non-framework build. If you built it the standard Mac way, or if
you use the binary installer from python.org, Idle is installed in
/Applications/MacPython 2.5. Look there, and you should be able to drag
the Idle icon to the dock.

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin
http://www.codebykevin.com
Sep 14 '07 #3
Kevin Walzer <kw <atcodebykevin.comwrites:
>
How did you install/build Python? On the Mac, you really aren't supposed
to start it from the terminal unless you are running it under X11 or are
using a non-framework build. If you built it the standard Mac way, or if
you use the binary installer from python.org, Idle is installed in
/Applications/MacPython 2.5. Look there, and you should be able to drag
the Idle icon to the dock.
Hum Hum Hum...
That's what I did. It did not work. Now yes. ???!!!!!
I should have dreamt. I don't understand....

Thank you Kevin for your help
Dominique


Sep 14 '07 #4

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