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Title: python 2.7 OS X installer no longer installs /usr/local/bin symlinks by default
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Installation, Macintosh Versions: Python 2.7
process
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: ronaldoussoren Nosy List: ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2010-07-16 17:45 by ned.deily, last changed 2010-07-23 11:15 by ronaldoussoren. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg110465 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-07-16 17:45
For 2.7, the set of default installed packages for the OS installer was changed for some reason to no longer select the "UNIX command-line tools" package by default so the traditional symlinks in /usr/local/bin are not being created by default.  This is a change in behavior from previous installers and the installer README files were not updated to reflect this change.  Users are confused by this, see for example:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3266005/why-arent-the-python-2-7-command-line-tools-located-in-usr-local-bin-on-mac-o/

Suggest reverting the change in behavior so that the symlinks are again installed by default.
msg111275 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-07-23 11:13
Fixed in r83070, NEWS update in r83071.
History
Date User Action Args
2010-07-23 11:15:21ronaldoussorensetstatus: open -> closed
2010-07-23 11:13:25ronaldoussorensettype: behavior
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg111275
stage: resolved
2010-07-16 17:45:44ned.deilycreate