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I'm using the built-in python from OSX 10.8, but when I install a new package with pip or easy_install a bin executable is created on /usr/local/bin

There is a way to configuration a new location?

I'm using brew (unless python) and python package is installed with root privileges and I want to separate this python package bin.

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What do you mean "you're using brew and package is installed with root privileges"? If you're using Homebrew's Python and use pip or easy_install from /usr/local/bin, these won't interfere with your system installations and are not installed with root privileges. Homebrew doesn't run as root. – slhck Sep 30 '13 at 18:55
I'm using brew, but python is actually not installed via brew and when I want to install it using brew the "linkage" won't work because "Possible conflicting files are: /usr/local/bin/pip-2.7 ..." – Kakawait Sep 30 '13 at 19:20

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