Python Question

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Mad River, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mad River macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2011
    I am a newbie at Python and while I realize there was a version already installed on my Macbook Pro, I downloaded 2.7 from the Python website. I am trying to open the IDLE and it bounces up and down a few times and then nothing happens. A quick check in the console messages says:

    unable to create user config directory users/myname/.idlerc

    Any suggestions how to pass by this stumbling block?

    Thanks in advance for the help and also thanks for all the posters here as I have frequented often for the wealth of knowledge in these pages.
  2. Bill McEnaney, Mar 25, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011

    Bill McEnaney macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2010
    Maybe the program that wants to create the directory doesn't have permission to create the config directory where it wants to put it. Can you run that program with the sudo command or use the chmod command to add some write-permissions to the directory the config directory needs to be in?
  3. Heath macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2005
    This may or may not have to do with it, but it is a concern with 2.7 on OSX.
    IDLE OSX issue.

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