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Just to be clear: I know nothing about fink.

I just installed fink on Snow Leopard, from cvs. If I run fink list, only python25 and python26 are shown. Strangely enough I have ./fink/10.4/stable/main/finkinfo/languages/ as well as and in the same path. I don't understand how to make python24 available as well.

Any hints ?

Thank you!

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would that make any difference to the way the program operates? – Mahmoud Hossam Aug 31 '09 at 4:27
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I generally prefer using MacPorts to Fink, as in my experience things tend to work better and more packages are available in MacPorts.

Looking at this Fink page for its Python 2.4 package, it doesn't appear to be available for 10.6.

MacPorts has these versions of Python available for 10.6:

python21                       @2.1.3          lang/python21
python22                       @2.2.3          lang/python22
python23                       @2.3.7          lang/python23
python24                       @2.4.6          lang/python24
python25                       @2.5.4          lang/python25
python26                       @2.6.2          lang/python26
python30                       @3.0.1          lang/python30
python31                       @3.1            lang/python31
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fact is that nothing is tecchnically available for 10.6, it has not been targeted yet apparently. – Stefano Borini Aug 31 '09 at 9:39
went for macports, much better. Thanks for the advice. – Stefano Borini Sep 2 '09 at 10:28

Did you install it as 32-bit or 64-bit? From what I understand, the number of packages that are currently available in the 64-bit tree is much smaller than those in the 32-bit.

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