I'm having trouble installing Mercurial 1.5 (build 20100307) from the prebuilt installer on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (2006 Core Duo MacBook Pro). The machine has never had the mac developer tools installed.
The installer is halting telling me that I need to install Python 2.6 to continue. I've installed the latest version of Python (2.6.5) twice now but it's not helping.
which python is reporting
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin/python, but I can see that I also have 2.3 and 2.5 in
/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions directory, which I suspect is being picked up by the installer ahead of the 2.6 install.
If possible I'd like to install Mercurial and Python without having to resort to MacPorts, but if that is the only option then so be it :)