postgresql and python in osx

I want to start dabbling with postgreSQL on OS X. After several SVN checkouts, binary packages, etc, I’ve realize the easiest path to success is just installing from fink unstable.


fink install psycopg2-py2.5

will get you everything you need, python, the pyscopg2 driver and even postgresql.

Unfortunately I had MacPython binary and a postgres binary which I couldn’t easily install (and if anybody knows how to uninstall at least the former, I’m all ears). I decided to just merge the site-packages for both the fink installed python2.5 and the MacPython:

$ rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/
$ ln -s /sw/lib/python2.5/site-packages /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/

Now if I installed more python packages via fink they will work in MacPython.