Python wrong install dir

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Mar 4 07:57:32 PST 2011

On Mar 4, 2011, at 09:47, Hauke Fuhrmann wrote:

> Am 04.03.11 16:08, schrieb Ryan Schmidt:
>> On Mar 4, 2011, at 03:59, Hauke Fuhrmann wrote:
>>> Could it be that Python is installed twice, maybe once by Macports and
>>> once standalone? I did not install it explicitly. Maybe it came with
>>> some other tool. Maybe there is some conflict... Any idea how to fix this?
>> Definitely. Python comes with Mac OS X, and now it is also installed by MacPorts. Decide which one you want to install your module into. There is nothing to fix; it is fine to have multiple Pythons.
> Thanks, but how do I do this? And why is the error message about the
> installation TARGET? And if the Macports Python is my default, why does
> it not install this thing at this default location? Where do I configure
> where to install such that the setup script runs through?
> The original error seems to be
> [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
> '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/test-easy-install-25929.write-test'
> I understand it searches for some file at that location, so what does
> that have to do with the target of the current setup?
> Sorry, I'm really a Python newb.

I'll have to let someone else answer these questions because I don't know Python very well either.

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