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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup on osx

From: aurbain
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup on osx
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:16:43 -0400
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nice explanation, thanks.

Perhaps someone can update the OSX section of the FAQ such that mac users who are not using (fink, darwin ports) can benefit from this excellent tool.

So for Apple to play nicely, they would have either added
/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/bin to the
default $PATH, or they could have created an appropriate global
distutils config (see the guide referenced above) that put scripts in
someplace normal like /usr/local/bin/.

At any rate, it's not the place of rdiff-backup's seutp.py to look for
this issue. It should be handled at the global level by a sane Python

Hope this helps,

PS -- As Christopher noted, the Fink and DarwinPorts install python with
a sane configuration. The Fink system keeps everything in /sw, so it
added /sw/bin in my $PATH. It then installs python with a sys.prefix
value of /sw/. If I were creating a Linux distribution, I would
distribute python binaries with sys.prefix set to '/usr' so that scripts
would install in /usr/bin and the libraries in '/usr/lib'.

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