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When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer.

easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have easy_install for 2.5 and 2.6

Furthermore, the analogous one for 2.7 is an .egg file.

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I'm running Mac OS 10.6.8. –  LCL Jul 5 '12 at 1:32
    
I think easy_install has been replaced by pip, try pip install sphinx. Also, the egg file is just a zip, so you could unzip it and then use python setup.py install. –  solarc Jul 5 '12 at 17:34
    
unzip setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg didn't work after I downloaded the .egg, and I still can't open it. Am I doing something wrong? –  LCL Jul 5 '12 at 17:57
    
Oh, Sphinx' egg is a zip file, but setuptools seems like a bash file, here says to run as sh setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg --prefix=~ –  solarc Jul 5 '12 at 18:02
    
I did that as well - it says that there's no such file or directory (I couldn't unzip sphinx either). –  LCL Jul 5 '12 at 18:16

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pip installed packages should go to "virtualenv" environment.

Here is some discussion related to the matter:

http://jamiecurle.co.uk/blog/installing-pip-virtualenv-and-virtualenvwrapper-on-os-x/

Also please read the comments.

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You can go to this setuptools page and download the ez_setup.py script. Open the terminal emulator and type

sudo python /path/to/your/ez_setup.py

Later you will install the setuptools and the easy_install command will be available for your python. Then you just need to type easy_install to install you egg file.

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