Installing Python 3 on Mac OS X Leopard

posted by Arkham on December 6th, 2008


It’s a long time (almost a month!) I don’t write here anymore, but I’ve come back to teach you how to install Python 3.0 with readline support on Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” (incidentally I bought a Macbook :P )

  1. Download the latest readline from the GNU readline homepage.
  2. Extract it in a folder.
  3. Download all the patches available here and save them in the same folder.
  4. Open Terminal and enter in that folder.
  5. Apply all the patches by running:
    patch -p0 < patch_file_name

    For example:

    patch -p0 < readline52-001
    patch -p0 < readline52-002
    patch -p0 < readline52-003
  6. Configure, make and install:
    make && sudo make install
  7. Download the latest Python 3 release from here.
  8. Extract it and navigate to the folder with Terminal.
  9. Configure it by running:
    ./configure --enable-framework --with-readline-dir=/usr/local
  10. Compile and install it:
    make && sudo make frameworkinstall

Here you go! :D

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