4.4 Alternate installation: Mac OS

Like Windows, Mac OS has no notion of home directories (or even of users), and a fairly simple standard Python installation. Thus, only a --prefix option is needed. It defines the installation base, and files are installed under it as follows:

Type of file  Installation Directory  Override option 
pure module distribution prefix:Lib:site-packages --install-purelib
non-pure module distribution prefix:Lib:site-packages --install-platlib
scripts prefix:Scripts --install-scripts
data prefix:Data --install-data

See section  for information on supplying command-line arguments to the setup script with MacPython.

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