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Title: Can't install, nothing to install
Type: Stage: resolved
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Status: closed Resolution: out of date
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Assigned To: Nosy List: aledeaux, ned.deily, steven.daprano
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Created on 2021-03-14 00:56 by aledeaux, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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Messages (8)
msg388642 - (view) Author: Adrian LeDeaux (aledeaux) Date: 2021-03-14 00:56
Python 2.7 won't install. I get the error "there is nothing to install" or something to that effect. I am using MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried both installer downloads. None worked. And I got the same error every time. Anyone have any ideas on what is going on?
msg388653 - (view) Author: Steven D'Aprano (steven.daprano) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-14 03:38
Please don't ask us to guess what you are doing.

Where are you getting "both installer downloads" from? What installers are they?

How are you running the installers?

What is the actual error message please, not "something to that effect". If necessary, take a screen shot, although copying and pasting the text might be better.

Also, Python 2.7 is no longer supported -- we are unlikely to fix any problems even if you report them in sufficient detail. Can you not use version 3.9 instead?

You might consider asking for help on a community forum such as the Python-List mailing list, the Python Discuss, or Reddit's r/python. But they will ask you to provide better information too, and will likely also tell you to install a newer version.
msg388655 - (view) Author: Adrian LeDeaux (aledeaux) Date: 2021-03-14 03:46
First, I am not asking for guesses. I am getting the installers from the website, and I am running them with the MacOS installer app. The format is .mpkg
msg388657 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-14 04:31
Python 2.7.x reached end-of-life in early 2000 so it is no longer supported in any way.  That said, since you say the file extension is .mpkg and based on the behavior you describe, it sounds like you are trying to install a very old version of Python 2.7.  The last release of 2.7 was 2.7.18. The installer for macOS there should install and run on macOS 10.13.6.
msg388659 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-14 04:32
er, make that early 2020 :)
msg388660 - (view) Author: Adrian LeDeaux (aledeaux) Date: 2021-03-14 04:33
The main reason I am trying to install this is because I want to use pygame. Is pygame compatible with version 2.7.28?
msg388663 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-14 05:32
You’d have to check with the Pygame project. But a quick look at the PyPI entry for Pygame seems to indicate that they provide pip-installable binaries for all current versions of Python 3.
msg388677 - (view) Author: Adrian LeDeaux (aledeaux) Date: 2021-03-14 17:16
Alright! Thanks for the help! I will try that.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:42adminsetgithub: 87655
2021-03-14 17:16:55aledeauxsetmessages: + msg388677
2021-03-14 05:32:42ned.deilysetmessages: + msg388663
2021-03-14 04:33:44aledeauxsetmessages: + msg388660
2021-03-14 04:32:11ned.deilysetmessages: + msg388659
2021-03-14 04:31:02ned.deilysetstatus: open -> closed

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