Easiest way to install pygtk on Mac OS X


Question or issue on macOS:

Ideally, I would like to install pygtk using pip or Homebrew. Neither one seems to be possible.

I am running Leopard.

How to solve this problem?

Solution no. 1:

You need to install pygtk yourself – at least because since some of its dependencies like dextras are not available through PyPI.

Solution no. 2:

I’ve archive some success running tryton which uses pygtk with Homebrew.

I’ve uninstalled anything installed before in Homebrew and installed again with:

brew install pygtk

I guess to do the trick is setting the PYTHONPATH as brew says end of install, I do my setup in ~/.bashrc file.

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH

I hope it helps

Hope this helps!