homebrew macvim with python2.7.3 support not working
I installed macvim with homebrew, with python support. My incantation was as follow:
brew install macvim --override-system-vim
Now when I open a python file, I get a series of errors if I try to import anything. e.g. if I import re I see ImportError: no module name re.
The first time I open macvim after installing, I get 'import site' failed; use -v for traceback in the terminal where I opened macvim. This is after running my first python command.
What does this mean and and how do I fix it?
I got this working with a quick hack where you temporarily point the system python to your preferred python:
cd /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions sudo mv Current Current-sys sudo mv 2.7 2.7-sys sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.9/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7 Current sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.9/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7 2.7 brew rm macvim # optionall, only if you had it installed previously brew install macvim --override-system-vim sudo mv Current-sys Current sudo mv 2.7-sys 2.7
my wild guess is that you should add the homebrew install folder to your .bash_profile like this:
after that write in the shell "source .bash_profile" so it reloads. Also please check the output of
to make sure you are using homebrew python
I ended up giving up on the homebrew option and using the answer suggested here:
It's a shame it appears this cant be done via brew. Looks like somebody needs to patch the macvim distribution itself.