[pygtk] How to install pyGTK on Mac?

Anders F Björklund afb at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Jan 1 20:10:56 WST 2012


Arjan Molenaar wrote:

> I've been using Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew) for a while and I'm very happy with it. Big advantage is that it's not compiling everything from source (it's using the system Python installation). 
> 
> There are several forks with PyGtk included. I'm currently using https://github.com/ashgti/homebrew.

I don't use Homebrew, for this.

1) It's _not_ supported upstream (no Python modules allowed)
2) It would use the X11 server, rather than the native Quartz
3) You would still need Xcode and compile GTK+ etc from source

I did have my own fork of Homebrew, and it worked just fine...
It would be possible to use Python, Quartz and "bottles" even
with Homebrew, but in the end* it just wasn't worth the effort ?

* https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/pull/3946

So that's why I did my own build system and binary packages. :-P

--anders



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