Python packages installed using pip not on PATH

Behrang Saeedzadeh behrangsa at
Mon Jul 13 06:29:32 PDT 2015

I see. It would be nice if this was mentioned in the notes for either of
Python or pip. I am not a Python programmer and have never used it before,
and I just installed it to use AWS CLI tools. Would have saved me some time
if there was a line or two in the notes about adding the directory to the

On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 10:28 PM Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>

> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 7:36 AM, Behrang Saeedzadeh <behrangsa at>
> wrote:
>> Should I just add /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/bin
>> to the PATH, or is there a better alternative available?
> In short, yes (or symlink it into somewhere on $PATH).
> AWS's instructions assume you are using Apple's Python. MacPorts allows
> you to have multiple versions of Python installed, so it can't just slap
> stuff into /opt/local/bin (what happens if you install it into multiple
> Python versions?).
> --
> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine
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Best regards,
Behrang Saeedzadeh
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