Using Macports With Already Installed Python

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Fri Jun 25 20:13:15 PDT 2010

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On 6/25/10 22:55 , Thomas Markovich wrote:
> I currently have a 64 bit python installed exactly the way I need it.
> Well, I would absolutely love it with the ability to install the PIL
> (and have tried for the last 4 days, with no clear solution). However,
> when I tried to install the PIL from macports, and the associated
> python2.6, it worked perfectly. Therefore, I would like to mix the mac
> python with the macports PIL. I just can't figure out how to do this
> for the life of me. Is there a way?

No, for the same reason MacPorts builds its own libraries instead of using
system libraries:  the next Software Update you do could leave you with at
best a broken MacPorts module and at worst a broken system Python (which
could possibly leave you with a nonfunctional OSX requiring a reinstall
unless you know exactly what bits to disable to regain functionality).

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