Installing Python Packages

doug at doug at
Sat Aug 27 01:05:00 UTC 2011

On Fri, 26 Aug 2011, Greg Larkin wrote:

> On 8/26/11 8:07 PM, doug wrote:
>> I am teaching myself python and have 2.6 installed. What is the proper
>> way to install py26-setuptools? As 2.7 is the default it appears that I
>> can neither use pkg_add nor build from the ports tree.
>> I can download the source and the 2.6 egg. It appears that I need to
>> configure the egg for FreeBSD. Is that correct?
> Hi Doug,
> You can do this easily by using the ports tree.  First, add the
> following to your /etc/make.conf (create the file if necessary):
> Next, do this:
> cd /usr/ports/devel/py-setuptools && make install clean
> You should be all set, and any other Python port that you install will
> use the Python 2.6 installation, assuming you installed it from the
> ports tree.
> Hope that helps,
> Greg

Great - I am sure it will, thank you.

Where does one find all these 'magic' make variables?

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