In an effort to purify my environment I have recently eliminated MacPorts and all traces therein from my Mac OS 10.6.6 box, replacing it with the hip new Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew).
Today I ran into my first problem. I'm attempting to install Python 2.7.1 (Mac OS X still defaults to 2.6). I ran
brew install python at the Terminal. Everything seemed to install fine. When I ran
python however, I received this output:
pygmalion:~:% python Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>] Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Jan 24 2011, 12:12:00) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5664)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
At first I thought it was an inconsequential error message, but upon further investigation, I've come to see that Python is very much lacking its core system libraries. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling, playing around with all different values for
$PYTHONPATH but so far no luck.
As far as system information:
brew appears to have installed Python in
pygmalion:~:% brew --config HOMEBREW_VERSION: 0.7.1 HEAD: 38b93387ea732d6c6b08a491f74124854b28107a HOMEBREW_PREFIX: /usr/local HOMEBREW_CELLAR: /usr/local/Cellar HOMEBREW_REPOSITORY: /usr/local HOMEBREW_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/local/Library/Homebrew Hardware: dual-core 64-bit penryn OS X: 10.6.6 Kernel Architecture: i386 Ruby: 1.8.7-174 /usr/bin/ruby => /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby Xcode: 3.2.5 GCC-4.0: build 5494 GCC-4.2: build 5664 LLVM: build 2333 MacPorts or Fink? false X11 installed? true
Thanks in advance... I'm at a loss.
Edit: Here is the output of
Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>] Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Jan 24 2011, 12:12:00) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5664)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import sys >>> sys.path ['', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python27.zip', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/plat-darwin', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/plat-mac', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/plat-mac/lib-scriptpackages', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/lib-tk', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/lib-old', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/lib-dynload', '/Users/dlobraico/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/site-packages', '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages', '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.1/lib/python2.7/site-packages'] >>>