How do I use brew installed Python as the default Python?


I try to switch to Homebrew (after using fink and macport) on Mac OS X 10.6.2. I have installed python 2.7 with

brew install python 

The problem is that, contrary to Macport, it seems that there is no python_select utility, and my default mac python is always default

which python

give me


and /usr/bin/python is not a symlink

How can I do to make python brew flavour to be my default python ?

8/30/2018 2:10:41 PM

As you are using Homebrew the following command gives a better picture:

brew doctor


==> /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. This is an issue if you eg. brew installed Python.

Consider editing your .bash_profile to put: /usr/local/bin ahead of /usr/bin in your $PATH.

1/8/2018 12:12:56 PM

Licensed under: CC-BY-SA with attribution
Not affiliated with: Stack Overflow