Title: Failed to install Python 3.3.5 on OSX 10.11.6
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Installation, macOS Versions: Python 3.3
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
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Assigned To: Nosy List: Jack Liu, ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2016-10-24 14:32 by Jack Liu, last changed 2016-10-24 18:20 by ned.deily. This issue is now closed.

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msg279309 - (view) Author: Jack Liu (Jack Liu) Date: 2016-10-24 14:32
For some reason. I need to install Python 3.3.5 (64-bit) on OSX 10.11.6. I got installer from, failed to install Python 3.3.5 on OSX 10.11.6. See error in attached screenshot.

I know it's able to install Python 3.3.5 (64-bit) through pyenv. But I want to know why it's failed to install Python 3.3.5 on OSX 10.11.6 through python official installer. How can I make the python official installer work.
msg279324 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-10-24 18:20
Interesting!  Up until the Python 3.4.2 and 2.7.9 releases, the installers for Mac operating systems were produced as old-style "bundle" installer packages and were shipped in a .dmg container.  The bundle format had long been deprecated, supplanted by the newer "flat" installer package format, but the OS X Installer app was still able to install the old bundle-style packages.  It looks like as of OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) the Installer no longer supports bundle packages.  So, if you *really* need to use one of these old, unsupported releases on OS X, the options that come to mind are:

1. use the dmg on OS X 10.10.* or earlier
2. for the most recent version of Python 3.3, install from MacPorts
3. build the desired version of Python from source
4. try to convert the bundle package to a flat package using the OS X pkgbuild and productbuild utilities (not for the faint of heart!)

But the best option, of course, is to use a more recent, supported version of Python 3.  In any case, good luck!
Date User Action Args
2016-10-24 18:20:43ned.deilysetstatus: open -> closed

components: + macOS

nosy: + ronaldoussoren, ned.deily
messages: + msg279324
resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2016-10-24 14:32:58Jack Liucreate