I know this question has been asked before on this site, and I have found a couple worthy discussions, but the solutions I've found and tried do not work. I want to learn Python and I'm having trouble getting it set up properly on my Mac. I'm running OS X 10.6.7.
I've downloaded the Python 3.2 installer from python.org and installed it, which installed to
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/bin. This is fine for now as I can simply use IDLE to develop. In order to use 3.2 from the command line using
python I tried to reorder my
$PATH variable. This is what
~/.profile looks like:
python still launches 2.6.1:
steven-macbook:~ steven$ python --version Python 2.6.1 steven-macbook:~ steven$ . ./.profile steven-macbook:~ steven$ python --version Python 2.6.1 steven-macbook:~ steven$
After struggling with that for a while, I decided I should simply uninstall 3.2 and try and update the system installation of Python. I'm unsure of how to properly do that, so I either need to get 3.2 working with the command line or update 2.6.1.