I tried your second solution (opening the contents of inkscape.app and modifying the path) and it worked.

Thank you so much for your help,


jiho wrote:
On 2007-March-31  , at 12:49 , Grey wrote:
python yeilds: Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Mar 30 2007, 11:43:19) [GCC  
4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)] on darwin Type "help",  
"copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
python -v yeilds:
# installing zipimport hook import zipimport # builtin # installed  
zipimport hook # /sw/lib/python2.5/site.pyc matches /sw/lib/ 
python2.5/site.py import site # precompiled from /sw/lib/python2.5/ 
site.pyc # /sw/lib/python2.5/os.pyc matches /sw/lib/python2.5/os.py  
import os # precompiled from

OK I see. Your default python version is the one in Fink and  
therefore you installed pyXML inside that Fink version. The issue is  
that Inkscape uses only the default version of OS X. There are two  
things you can do:

- reinstall pyXML in Apple's python tree. To do that you can either
	* edit your .profile or .bashrc or whatever file Fink's adds it's  
PATH modification in and comment the line which adds Fink's PATH (it  
looks like: test -r /sw/bin/init.sh && . /sw/bin/init.sh). Then  
relaunch a Terminal and reinstall pyXML, it should use Apple's python  
and not the one in Fink
	* try the install process with the command python2.3 instead of just  
python (not sure about this one but should work)

- try to have Inkscape use your Fink's tree. To do this right click  
Inkscape.app, select "Show package content", navigate to Inkscape.app/ 
Contents/Resources/bin/ and open the file "inkscape" with your  
favorite text editor. This is a bash script which sets the  
environment up and opens the actual Inkscape binary afterwards.  
Modify the PATH line to add Fink's PATH:
	export PATH="$CWD:$PATH"
should read
	export PATH="$CWD:/sw/bin/:$PATH"
I would be curious if this works.

Hope that helps.


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