[reportlab-users] Installing ReportLab on Mac
Reed L. O'Brien
Reed.L.OBrien at nasa.gov
Fri Jan 2 08:19:59 EST 2009
On Jan 2, 2009, at 7:46 AM, Andy Robinson wrote:
> I would like any Mac users' advice on installation. Several of us
> have started working on Macs recently but don't really know the norms
> in the Mac/Python community. We also had trouble ourselves with
> occasional instabilities involving C code such as PIL, MySQL and other
> extensions we use.
> To build reportlab and the extensions on the Mac needs a compiler,
> which is not installed by default; or a pre-build package of some
> kind. There seem to be several systems for the latter.
> We are very interested to know
> - how many are using MacPython, and how many use the Python that came
> in the box?
I build custom python(s) to work with and use virtualenv to make
isolated sandboxes so I don't pollute site-packages and get
> - do most Mac developers just set up their compiler and use distutils
> or setuptools to install Python packages, or do they use this, or
> something else entirely?
Install XCode and then develop and egg under setup.py develop or using
> - if there are any more 'unknown unknowns' when preparing Python
> packages for the Mac?
There are some things I do so I don't have to work around them
1. build some things and install in /usr/local
That is all I can think of now.
> We would consider producing a Mac package if there was enough demand,
> as we may be doing the same for our commercial toolkit as well.
> Best Regards,
> Andy Robinson
> CEO/Chief Architect
> ReportLab Europe Ltd.
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