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August 17, 2013, 03:33:21 AM

edit: Nevermind - after reboot, all is well :-P

I would appreciate some assistance with getting pywallet up and running. this would be my first use of it.

I am on OS X 10.7.5.

I installed the latest xcode from App Store, and used Preferences > Downloads to install Command Line Tools

Installed MacPorts, did selfupdate, and grabbed dependencies:
sudo port install python27 py27-twisted py27-pip py-bsddb python_select
- I note the following line of output:
--->  Dependencies to be installed: py24-bsddb python24
Did it install an incompatible bsddb? Is there a py27-bsddb? Would I need this instead? Note that I got the instructions from the README at

sudo port select --set python python27
seemed successful:
Selecting 'python27' for 'python' succeeded. 'python27' is now active.

hostname:git username$ git clone

hostname:pywallet username$ python ./ --web
pywallet needs 'bsddb' package to run, please install it
hostname:pywallet username$

Thus endedth my travails. What next? Please note that I am a python noob.

redacted terminal output:
hostname:~ username$ sudo port -v selfupdate
--->  Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 69 bytes  70.00 bytes/sec
total size is 4925440  speedup is 46908.95
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 76 bytes  224.00 bytes/sec
total size is 512  speedup is 4.57
MacPorts base version 2.2.0 installed,
MacPorts base version 2.2.0 downloaded.
--->  Updating the ports tree
Synchronizing local ports tree from rsync://
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 70 bytes  70.67 bytes/sec
total size is 53719040  speedup is 506783.40
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 77 bytes  226.00 bytes/sec
total size is 512  speedup is 4.53
Creating port index in /opt/local/var/macports/sources/

Total number of ports parsed: 0
Ports successfully parsed: 0
Ports failed: 0
Up-to-date ports skipped: 17460

--->  MacPorts base is already the latest version

The ports tree has been updated. To upgrade your installed ports, you should run
  port upgrade outdated
hostname:~ username$ sudo port install python27 py27-twisted py27-pip py-bsddb python_select
--->  Computing dependencies for python27
--->  Dependencies to be installed: bzip2 db46 db_select gettext expat libiconv ncurses libedit openssl zlib python_select sqlite3
--->  Fetching archive for bzip2
--->  Attempting to fetch bzip2-1.0.6_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch bzip2-1.0.6_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing bzip2 @1.0.6_0
--->  Activating bzip2 @1.0.6_0
--->  Cleaning bzip2
--->  Fetching archive for db_select
--->  Attempting to fetch db_select-0.1_2.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch db_select-0.1_2.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing db_select @0.1_2
--->  Activating db_select @0.1_2
--->  Cleaning db_select
--->  Fetching archive for db46
--->  Attempting to fetch db46-4.6.21_8.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch db46-4.6.21_8.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing db46 @4.6.21_8
--->  Activating db46 @4.6.21_8
--->  Cleaning db46
--->  Fetching archive for expat
--->  Attempting to fetch expat-2.1.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch expat-2.1.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing expat @2.1.0_0
--->  Activating expat @2.1.0_0
--->  Cleaning expat
--->  Fetching archive for libiconv
--->  Attempting to fetch libiconv-1.14_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch libiconv-1.14_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing libiconv @1.14_0
--->  Activating libiconv @1.14_0
--->  Cleaning libiconv
--->  Fetching archive for ncurses
--->  Attempting to fetch ncurses-5.9_2.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch ncurses-5.9_2.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing ncurses @5.9_2
--->  Activating ncurses @5.9_2
--->  Cleaning ncurses
--->  Fetching archive for gettext
--->  Attempting to fetch gettext-0.18.3_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch gettext-0.18.3_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing gettext @0.18.3_0
--->  Activating gettext @0.18.3_0
--->  Cleaning gettext
--->  Fetching archive for libedit
--->  Attempting to fetch libedit-20121213-3.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch libedit-20121213-3.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing libedit @20121213-3.0_0
--->  Activating libedit @20121213-3.0_0
--->  Cleaning libedit
--->  Fetching archive for zlib
--->  Attempting to fetch zlib-1.2.8_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch zlib-1.2.8_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing zlib @1.2.8_0
--->  Activating zlib @1.2.8_0
--->  Cleaning zlib
--->  Fetching archive for openssl
--->  Attempting to fetch openssl-1.0.1e_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch openssl-1.0.1e_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing openssl @1.0.1e_1
--->  Activating openssl @1.0.1e_1
--->  Cleaning openssl
--->  Fetching archive for python_select
--->  Attempting to fetch python_select-0.3_2.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch python_select-0.3_2.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing python_select @0.3_2
--->  Activating python_select @0.3_2
--->  Cleaning python_select
--->  Fetching archive for sqlite3
--->  Attempting to fetch sqlite3-3.7.17_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch sqlite3-3.7.17_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing sqlite3 @3.7.17_0
--->  Activating sqlite3 @3.7.17_0
--->  Cleaning sqlite3
--->  Fetching archive for python27
--->  Attempting to fetch python27-2.7.5_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch python27-2.7.5_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing python27 @2.7.5_1
--->  Activating python27 @2.7.5_1

To make python 2.7 the default (i.e. the version you get when you run 'python'), please run:

sudo port select --set python python27

--->  Cleaning python27
--->  Computing dependencies for py27-twisted
--->  Dependencies to be installed: py27-zopeinterface
--->  Fetching archive for py27-zopeinterface
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-zopeinterface-3.8.0_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-zopeinterface-3.8.0_1.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing py27-zopeinterface @3.8.0_1
--->  Activating py27-zopeinterface @3.8.0_1
--->  Cleaning py27-zopeinterface
--->  Fetching archive for py27-twisted
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-twisted-12.0.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-twisted-12.0.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing py27-twisted @12.0.0_0
--->  Activating py27-twisted @12.0.0_0
--->  Cleaning py27-twisted
--->  Computing dependencies for py27-pip
--->  Dependencies to be installed: py27-setuptools
--->  Fetching archive for py27-setuptools
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-setuptools-0.9.8_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-setuptools-0.9.8_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing py27-setuptools @0.9.8_0
--->  Activating py27-setuptools @0.9.8_0
--->  Cleaning py27-setuptools
--->  Fetching archive for py27-pip
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-pip-1.4.1_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py27-pip-1.4.1_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing py27-pip @1.4.1_0
--->  Activating py27-pip @1.4.1_0
--->  Cleaning py27-pip
--->  Computing dependencies for py-bsddb
--->  Dependencies to be installed: py24-bsddb python24
--->  Fetching archive for python24
--->  Attempting to fetch python24-2.4.6_10.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch python24-2.4.6_10.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing python24 @2.4.6_10
--->  Activating python24 @2.4.6_10

To make python 2.4 the default (i.e. the version you get when you run 'python'), please run:

sudo port select --set python python24

--->  Cleaning python24
--->  Fetching archive for py24-bsddb
--->  Attempting to fetch py24-bsddb-2.5.2_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py24-bsddb-2.5.2_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing py24-bsddb @2.5.2_0
--->  Activating py24-bsddb @2.5.2_0
--->  Cleaning py24-bsddb
--->  Fetching archive for py-bsddb
--->  Attempting to fetch py-bsddb-2.5.2_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py-bsddb-2.5.2_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch py-bsddb-2.5.2_0.darwin_11.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Fetching distfiles for py-bsddb
--->  Verifying checksums for py-bsddb
--->  Extracting py-bsddb
--->  Configuring py-bsddb
--->  Building py-bsddb
--->  Staging py-bsddb into destroot
--->  Installing py-bsddb @2.5.2_0
--->  Activating py-bsddb @2.5.2_0
--->  Cleaning py-bsddb
--->  Cleaning python_select
--->  Updating database of binaries: 100.0%
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors: 100.0%
--->  No broken files found.
hostname:~ username$ sudo port select --set python python27
Selecting 'python27' for 'python' succeeded. 'python27' is now active.
hostname:~ username$ sudo easy_install ecdsa
Searching for ecdsa
Best match: ecdsa 0.8
Processing ecdsa-0.8.tar.gz
Running ecdsa-0.8/ -q bdist_egg --dist-dir /tmp/easy_install-S4Gln6/ecdsa-0.8/egg-dist-tmp-yBI5e6
zip_safe flag not set; analyzing archive contents...
Adding ecdsa 0.8 to easy-install.pth file

Installed /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/ecdsa-0.8-py2.7.egg
Processing dependencies for ecdsa
Finished processing dependencies for ecdsa
hostname:git username$ git clone
Cloning into 'pywallet'...
remote: Counting objects: 260, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (179/179), done.
remote: Total 260 (delta 89), reused 250 (delta 81)
Receiving objects: 100% (260/260), 230.77 KiB | 347 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (89/89), done.
hostname:git username$ cd pywallet
hostname:pywallet username$ python ./ --web
pywallet needs 'bsddb' package to run, please install it
hostname:pywallet username$

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August 17, 2013, 01:21:19 PM

I'm glad it's fixed
Thanks for posting these steps btw, it could help OSX users later

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