Another newbie query. I’ve been struggling to install matplotlib for a Python project so reading around suggested Homebrew was a solid solution for package management and dependencies.
However when I run the Homebrew diagnostics I receive the following error:
$ brew doctor Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look for *-config scripts to determine if software packages are installed, and what additional flags to use when compiling and linking. Having additional scripts in your path can confuse software installed via Homebrew if the config script overrides a system or Homebrew provided script of the same name. We found the following "config" scripts: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python-config /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python2-config /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python2.7-config Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. The following tools exist at both paths: 2to3 2to3-2.7 idle idle2.7 pydoc pydoc2.7 python python-config python2.7 python2.7-config pythonw pythonw2.7 smtpd.py smtpd2.7.py tclsh tclsh8.5 wish wish8.5 Consider amending your PATH so that /usr/local/bin occurs before /usr/bin in your PATH.
I know this is an incredibly simple query but how do I fix the path?
More importantly, is Homebrew the current package of choice? I’ve seen so many articles surrounding Fink and MacPorts, easy_install and pip that I can’t work out what the best practice is.
Apologies for wasting time. The key question about changing path is already answered in this query: How to modify PATH for Homebrew?