Can I use Macports to update Enthought python?

Eric A. Borisch eborisch at
Fri Nov 25 18:13:49 PST 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM, David Nicholls <david at> wrote:
> To run the Spyder IDE with the current Enthought python distribution, I
> need PySide-1.0.8-1 but the Enthought distro (the free academic version)
> comes with PySide-1.0.5-1.
> To access the Enthought repositories (which include PySide-1.0.8-1), you
> need a $200 subscription.
> It looks like PySide-1.0.8-1 is available through Macports (and not yet
> through  However, Macports usually installs everything in the
> /opt directory, doesn't it?
> Is it possible to use Macports to install PySide-1.0.8-1 using Macports in
> the location where Enthought will find it?
> The current version is located
> at /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/7.1/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PySide
> Since I'm not at all sure what I'm doing this is a bit confusing :-(
> DN

Also note there is a py27-spyder port, if that's what you really want.

 -- Eric

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