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Title: Cannot install python-3.2.5 on Mac 10.11.6
Type: Stage: resolved
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Status: closed Resolution: out of date
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Assigned To: Nosy List: ned.deily, rieck, zach.ware
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Created on 2017-02-09 03:22 by rieck, last changed 2017-02-09 06:33 by ned.deily. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg287381 - (view) Author: Michael Rieck (rieck) Date: 2017-02-09 03:22
python-3.2.5-macosx10.6.dmg starts installation on my Mac 10.11.6 but terminates at end with following message: 

The Installation Failed.
The installer could not install the software because there was no software to install. 

I cold booted my computer, tried again, and got the same results.
msg287383 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-02-09 06:08
Python 3.2 is out of support, so unfortunately there's nothing we can do to help here.  I would recommend using Python 3.6 as it is the latest version, but if you absolutely need 3.2 for some reason your best bet is probably to build it yourself.  It is a fairly straightforward procedure, and a guide to get started can be found in the CPython devguide.
msg287384 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-02-09 06:33
The python.org macOS installers provided on .dmg files for older releases used a legacy installer package format that is no longer supported by the OS X Installer app on the most recent maxOS releases.  The newer .pkg format installer files should be OK.  As Zach notes, 3.2.5 in very out-of-date and its use should be avoided now.
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Date User Action Args
2017-02-09 06:33:18ned.deilysetnosy: + ned.deily
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2017-02-09 06:08:34zach.waresetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + zach.ware
messages: + msg287383

resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2017-02-09 03:22:05rieckcreate