Where to manually place extra python resources

Sterling Smith smithsp at fusion.gat.com
Wed Mar 20 11:16:23 PDT 2013


I raised a similar question at some point about the possibility of a python version of cpan2port, which would basically create a template portfile to do an easy_install of the package in a MacPorts-aware way.  I never heard any feedback.  My guess is that someone familiar with writing ports and with using python packages doesn't have or hasn't taken the time to write such a utility.  


On Mar 20, 2013, at 9:46AM, Busser, Jim wrote:

> Hi all,
> An application written in python wants to import a python library not presently included among MacPorts' ports. The library in question is hl7 which parses health care-related messages encoded in HL7 v 2.x and available from
> 	https://pypi.python.org/pypi/hl7/0.2.5
> I have had success by placing the untarred directory (hl7) and its subjacent files (__init__.py, client.py) in the same directory as the app's launcher, but only because the launcher shell script adds that directory to PYTHONPATH.
> Is there some more "standard" place under Mac OS where I can relocate the hl7 library so that my MacPorts python can find it? I have already tried placing it under each of the following, with no luck:
> 	/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/
> 	/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Resources
> Thanks!
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