Upgraded python not finding Macport installed modules

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Mon Feb 22 17:00:56 PST 2010

I believe the idea of the port python_select is to put the macports  
python in your path.

// Brad

On Feb 22, 2010, at 4:59 PM, D B wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8 and I previously upgraded from the  
> manufacturer-installed Python 2.5.1 to Python 2.6.4.  I recently  
> tried using MacPorts to install the python module py-pil (Python  
> Imaging Library, http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/index.htm)  
> and it seemed to install successfully.  However, when I tried to  
> execute "import Image" from the Python interpreter (according to the  
> tutorial http://www.pythonware.com/library/pil/handbook/introduction.htm) 
> , the error "ImportError: No module named Image" was returned (N.B.  
> the interpreter shows that it is configured for Python 2.6.4).  At  
> the terminal I get the following:
> $ locate py-pil
> /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/ports/ 
> python/py-pil
> $ which python
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin/python
> This seems to indicate that perhaps MacPorts is configured for the  
> older Python version.  How can I resolve this?  Should I uninstall  
> MacPorts (although I was warned by the MacPorts Guide against doing,  
> thus this email) and try to re-install it?  Or is there an easier  
> way that I can re-configure MacPorts?  I'm relatively new to all  
> this and I haven't yet found a clear solution in my online searches.
> Thank you for any assistance,
> David
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