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How to use pip after the El Capitan Max OS X upgrade?

After the El Capitan update, I am unable to run pip install. The error I get is that the "operation is not permitted" when pip tries to create new folders while installing. creating ...
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How to compile mod_wsgi, mod_fastcgi, etc on Mountain Lion (Mavericks) by fixing `apxs:Error: Command failed with rc=65536`?

I've updated to OS X Mountain Lion. Update has removed all of my python and apache modules including mod_wsgi. Now I'm trying to recompile mod_wsgi (it compiled without problems on Lion). I use ...
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How to get the fully resolved path of a symbolic link in Terminal?

I have a tangled mess of python installations on my laptop. I was looking at the executables in /usr/local/bin and they are all symbolic links to ../../../Library...... There's some weird behavior ...
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What's wrong with my launchctl config?

I'm trying to auto-run SickBeard on login python /Applications/Sick-Beard/Sickbeard.py <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN ...
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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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How can I bring a window to frontmost without focusing it using Applescript in OS X 10.8

I want to bring a window (QuickTime for example) to frontmost, without focusing it. I can do it in OS X 10.7 using the following code in Applescript. tell application "System Events" set visible ...
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How to install command line developer tools in Yosemite? [closed]

I am trying to install xcode developer tools via this command: xcode-select --install and I have this error: "Can't install this software because it is not currently available from the Software ...
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Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, when running the command "virtualenv env", I get: New python executable in env/bin/python Installing setuptools......... Complete output from command ...
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Prevent “<application> quit unexpectedly” message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl\ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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How to create a VPN connection via terminal?

I have a macbook pro with mavericks running. I am looking for a way to connect to a VPN network in terminal. The reason why I want to do this is that I want to write a small program in Python which ...
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iTerm2, unicode and sympy

In my both Mac (OS X Mavericks) and Ubuntu machine, I have installed sympy that is a python library for symbolic mathematics. Part of sympy is the pretty print functionality that uses unicode ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS X after accidentally removing Python?

I managed to delete my python in usr/bin by foolishly doing sudo rm /usr/bin/python and now it seems like I need to reinstall my OS. First off is this necessary? And secondly is there an easy way to ...
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How do I change back from MacPorts Python to system default version?

I used MacPorts to install a newer version of Python on my system (10.5.8 PPC), and then used the MacPorts select command to change the default invoked version of Python to the MP version. Now I want ...
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Installing Python 3.0 on my Mac

I'm using built-in Python 2.6.1, however, I need to run Python 3.0 from time to time. Is it OK to install Python 3.0 on my Mac? Is there anything that I need to be cautious? How about the ...
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How to add a Python application to OS X right-click menu?

I have made a Python-based application that plays a slideshow. I want to add shortcut on the right-click menu of a folder and play the slideshow. How can I achieve this?
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Install and import site-packages for Python 2 and 3 on Mac

I installed brew and then brew install python brew install python3 Install flask with pip pip install flask Try python -c 'import flask' But I got exception ImportError: No module named ...
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Installing Python on Mac 10.5.8 64-bit

I'm working on getting Python installed on my Mac 10.5.8 and I have been having a heck of a lot of trouble. The standard downloads at Python.org do not show a compatible version. They have 10.3 - ...
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What version(s) of Python are pre-installed on OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

In the past Python 2.6 was included with OS X 10.8. What version or versions come with 10.9 Mavericks?
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Using python screws up the shell (and/or terminal?)!

The problem Simply opening and closing the Python sub-shell screws up my shell (or possibly the terminal?). It seems to remove the shell's ability to print any text I enter, including newlines after ...
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Make a python program an application

I would like to make a Python program executable, like in Windows, when you use a program like cx_Freeze to make Python programs become .exe. I would like to do the same for Mac, I would like to make ...
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What are the most convenient keyboard/keyboard layout for programming?

I do a bit of Objective-C, Matlab and Python, and start to get tired of the keyboard I use (AZERTY). It is far from being optimal as one need to press ALT+SHIFT+( to get [ for example. I think of ...
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How best to isolate my development environment on OS X?

What is the current best practice for setting up a development environment on OS X? I recently got a new Mac with OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I'm familiar with homebrew, and from my Linux experience, ...
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How to make an executable .py available everywhere on OS X?

I have this directory /foo/bar/. Inside, I have a python file named myfile.py. I made it executable by adding (at the top): #!/usr/bin/env python Then, I made it executable by issuing chmod +x ...
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where are python packages installed on Lion?

I'm pretty sure before Lion, I was using /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python2.7/site-packages Although this might have been from a manual install of 2.7 on 10.6 OS ...
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How can I tell Firewall to allow incoming connections for Python running a specific script? (In this case: SickBeard)

I'm running SickBeard on my Lion installation, but I can't figure out how which Python version or script I should add to the Firewall rules allow connections from outside. In Console I get this ...
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How to run a cron job each time the previous execution has finished?

I would like to run a Python script each time it finishes and I think I can do this with cron but I am not sure how to do it. The idea is each time the Python scripts ends, it will have to run again ...
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How do I setup Python3.3 and Sublime Text 2 correctly on OS X 10.8.2?

I am trying to setup Sublime Text 2 so that the build command correctly runs Python3 / Python3.3 scripts. I have installed Python 3.3 via the installer obtained from python.org and installed Sublime ...
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Python-based app requires bypassing 'unknown developer' warning

Using a Python utility called py2app, I've built a distributable .app. from a Python-based project. It launches fine (when double-clicked) on my own machine, yet when tried elsewhere (other users on ...
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Error installing lxml on Mac Snow Leopard

I am getting what seems to be a common error when trying to install lxml on MacOS 10.6: Building lxml version 2.3. Building without Cython. Using build configuration of libxslt 1.1.24 ...
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TextWrangler running Python 2.7 after I removed it from my Mac

I have removed Python 2.7 from my machine, using instructions provided here: How to uninstall Python 2.7 on a Mac OS X 10.6.4? (Using the top voted/accepted answer's instructions) However, when I run ...
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How do I know which Python install is being used?

If I type the command which python, then I get: Oliviers-iMac:~$ which -a python /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python /usr/bin/python If I then type python --version, ...
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Mac Port install arguments

I need to install ROOT on my mac. Since I prefer Python for Scientific Computing I though that it would install PyROOT by default. That didn't happen. After I looked on PyROOT site i found that ...
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Scapy on Mavericks via Homebrew “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'intf'”

I tried to install Scapy on OS X via Homebrew which seemed to work fine. After installation there were some Python modules missing which I installed via Homebrew. Now when I start Scapy I get the ...
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Offline (Python) documentation? (for ActivePython Mac or similar)

I'm a long-time user of ActivePython, and also own a couple of Komodo licenses. I've recently moved to the Mac, and one thing that I'm missing a lot is the "offline" documentation (i.e., in Windows ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Problems integrating Python 3.1 on 10.6.5

I am beginning to learn Python, and want to "upgrade" my Python installation os OS X 10.6.5. I know it's a bad idea to directly upgrade the Python install, so I have installed Python 3.1 separately ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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What python editors have syntax coloring and don't need much training to learn?

I have a friend who is trying to learn Python on Mac OS X. She does not have prior experience with programming. I am looking for an editor that is: Free and easy to get started with Support at least ...
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Snow Leopard: Current: python 2.6 - Desired: python 2.7

Is it possible to upgrade the native python version (2.6 on my Snow Leopard) to a more recent one? Or do I have to just install python 2.7 besides the current one?
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Run through terminal PYTHON

Is there a way on a mac to make it so when you click on a python script it runs python filename.py through terminal?
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No package 'libffi' found in Homebrew Virtual Environment

I'm using a homebrew installation of python and getting an error using pip within a virtualenvwrapper environment: No package 'libffi' found Package libffi was not found in the pkg-config search ...
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Including Python Script Dependencies (virtualenv contents) in Platypus

I'm trying to turn a python script into a OS X App that you can run directly from Finder. I'm trying out Platypus, which seemed like the simplest option. The problem I'm running into is with the ...
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What is the correct way to install python on OS X?

Im learning python programming, what is the correct way to install python on Mavericks 10.9?. Is it correct just to download the installer or use homebrew instead to install python?.
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Python editor for ipad with mercurial support?

Is there a text editor for ipad which supports python and mercurial? It would be even better if there were a solution that also allows one to run and develop with django. Any suggestions?
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How to remove one old python installation from a system with multiple (non-system) installations of python

Disclaimer First, let me get the obvious out of the way: I have not touched the system-bundled Python. I know it’s important to leave it alone. I have, in fact, done exactly that. ☺ Background ...
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Why is 'xattr' not working?

When I attempt to execute xattr in Terminal, I get Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/xattr-2.7", line 33, in <module> import xattr ImportError: No module named xattr ...
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iPhoto and Python 2.6

I eradicated python 2.6 from my MacBook pro. Of course I did this before realizing iPhoto was dependent on it. How do I point iPhoto to my newly installed version of Python? This is the relevant ...
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pygame installed through homebrew does not work?

I ran brew install pygame, it installed it together with all the dependencies. Python v2.7.10 / OS X version 10.11.2 Whenever I import pygame in a script it says this Traceback (most recent call ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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Using Mac OS X 10.9 lsof launches 5 to 10 processes at a time on its own taking all cpu

I am running a MacBook Air 13 (Latest) with 8GB / 512 Flash / Core Intel i7. Lately shortly after bootup I hear the fans winding at top speed. I checked the top processes and see several instances ...