Can I use Macports to update Enthought python?

David Nicholls david at
Fri Nov 25 18:26:22 PST 2011

Yes, the Macports install of Spyder is the one recommended for OS X on the Spyder website.


On 26/11/2011, at 1:13 PM, Eric A. Borisch wrote:

> 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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