Python 3.8.2 - Macports configuration problem

Noam Bernstein noam.bernstein at
Fri May 1 13:23:02 UTC 2020

> On May 1, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Christopher Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
> As an end user you should not use pip, any version of it, to install packages directly into the MacPorts prefix. period.
> As previously noted, you can though use it for instance inside a virtual env. that is just fine.
> ( Also, the macports pip package is also there to help certain macports ports internally on how they build themselves, and install into the macports prefix. )

If you don't want to mess around with virtual envs, you can simply "pip install --user", which writes to ~/Library/Python/....  You do need to add
(assuming python 3.8) to your PATH, but the corresponding python module path is automagically used by python.  I typically either use macports to install the macport-ified python package, or pip as above.


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