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How to use pip after the OS X El Capitan 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 /System/Library/...
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WARNING: The version of Tcl/Tk (8.5.9) in use may be unstable

I'm running macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and am trying to get Python's IDLE to work properly with Tcl/Tk. This is the error message I'm getting when I open IDLE: Python 2.7.13 (default, Dec 18 2016, 07:03:39)...
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How to install specific version of python on OS X

I need to install python3.4 on my OS X. Tried to do it with brew install python3 and now I have python 3.5.1. But I need py3.4. How can I install python3.4 on my Mac?
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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 com.googlecode.iterm2....
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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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Mount Windows smb shares on a Mac using Python

I would like create a python script that mounts a Windows smb share on a Mac then copies data to it. I am falling at the first hurdle, having problems with mounting the share. It should be really easy ...
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homebrew - trouble upgrading openssl?

I'm on osx 10.11. (Background: I'm having trouble getting the system installed Python to use TLS 1.1.) From what I've read I need to use brew to manage Python. But I want to upgrade openssl first ...
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Deleted /usr/local/bin and /usr/bin on OS X

Guys yesterday i asked my brother to delete python 2.7 and install python 3.5 but rather than delete parts of python, he deleted all /usr/local/bin and /usr/bin. At this point /usr/bin is empty and /...
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Using python 3 when the default is python 2.7

I installed python3 with homebrew and can access it with python3 command in terminal. I'm installing a command line app that needs python3. When I try to use it it says: Python 3.3+ required When ...
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How to use (home) brew install python 3.6.5_1

I am trying to install python 3.6.5_1 using Homebrew by running the following: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/...
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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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When updating to macOS Catalina will the default Python installation get removed from my system?

Apple will stop shipping scripting languages like Python with macOS starting with Catalina. When I eventually update to macOS Catalina, will the Python (2.7.X), which currently ships with macOS get ...
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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 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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My Mac has Python3 and 2.7 installed. How do I uninstall Python3 but keep 2.7?

I installed python3 a few days ago, but I need to use version 2.7 for school. When I run in terminal, it shows like below: RandeMacBook-Pro:~ ranshu$ which python /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/...
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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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Homebrew says my Python installation could cause issues and I'm not sure what to do

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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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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ipython/python broken after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, it seems Python broke. I get the following when I try to run ipython: ~ $ ipython Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/...
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File launches in Launchctl with PID - Status 1

I have a Python program that writes to the /etc/hosts file. It works correctly manually entered using the sudo command. I want it to open automatically. I can load it into sudo launchctl but it ...
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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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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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Automator action to run python script on series of files fails in Catalina

Major edit I've just discovered that the Automator workflow I'm having problems with works perfectly if I run it by pressing 'play' in the Automator window, and it seemingly only fails when I save it ...
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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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“Critically low disk space” error when running python script since upgrade to OSX Mojave

I have a problem with a python script that is getting killed due to, what I believe, low available memory but I hope is a bug. Description as follows: I have a python script that loads 12 large (1-1....
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How can I install NumPy / SciPy on Lion?

Macports? Binary? RVM-esque tool? Other? I will be using NumPy/SciPy for a computer vision project, so I want to do it once and do it right.
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How to use macports Python in a cron job?

I have installed Python 2.7 through mac ports, and now want to have it used in a cron job. Unfortunatly, each time the cron job gets involved, the standard Python of my machine (an iBook G4 using ...
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how to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument

How to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument? This is what I have so far, but this is always taking the user home directory as input no matter which folder i right click > ...
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Python IDLE from MacPorts can't start

I tried installing the python27 and python32 packages via MacPorts in Mac OS X 10.6.8. It includes the standard IDLE, Python Launcher, and Build Applet applications. However, when I start them, their ...
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how to pack python package that includes python scripts and bash scripts for OSx as pythonTool.app?

I have made a python tool which I want to share with users. I tried Automator, and it works but in that I used Application > Run Shell Script in which I hard coded the path to my python script, but ...