Why can't I select the Mountain Lion Python 2.7?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 16:09:16 PDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Sam Halliday <sam.halliday at gmail.com> wrote:

> Furthermore, is it possible to install "subversion-python27bindings"
> against
> the system Python 2.7?

No it is not, no this is not a bug, no it will not be "fixed".  This is
also why there's no mechanism to select the system python (although it
wouldn't be that difficult to add one, it's usually a bad idea).
https://trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#ownlibs (and most of the questions
around it)

Homebrew was the most recent attempt by someone to pretend that avoiding
the system-installed stuff is "just being stupid" or whatever.  It, like
everyone else, has switched to installing and managing its own ecosystem.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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