I shall have a look at the link you gave when my mac has finished its backup (and general sort out of duplicate files LOL)

Thanks again

2009/10/6 ~suv <>
On 5/10/09 23:30, Gary Hawkins wrote:
>  I downloaded Inkscape 0.47 for snow leopard but none of the extensions
> work.

<error message about missing python modules snipped>

> How do I install this and what am I installing  (I guess from the above
> it's lxml that needs to be installed)

This is a known issue that "is actively being looked into at the moment
so that the final release of 0.47 on Mac should have this resolved (we
hope)." (to quote from an answer to a similar question on this list a
week ago)

> Having snow leopard inkscape 0.46 will not work so I have to use 0.47
> but can't as I need to have pattern along path working (for one)

In the meantime you could use the Live Path Effect (LPE) 'Pattern along
Path' which does the same as the former 'Effects > Generate from Path >
Pattern along Path' but allows you to change the skeleton path live on

Here is the manual page describing it:

hth, ~suv

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