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

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Thu Aug 9 01:20:41 PDT 2012


> PS: I'm increasingly becoming more opposed to mailing lists - they require so much setup. Is this community also active on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/macports ? I find Stack Overflow to be a much more natural place for these sorts of Q&As, with mailing lists being reserved for discussions (Google Groups is easily the most superior choice).

Personally, I'm the exact opposite. I dislike any web based discussion forums and much prefer mailing lists. Each to their own ...


> -- 
> Sam
> On 9 Aug 2012, at 00:09, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
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