awscli not added to path after installation
I installed the aws cli according to the offical Amazon directions.
sudo pip install awscli
aws is nowhere to be found in my path. The installation seems to have been successful. There are a number of files located at
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/awscli, however there are no executables named
aws. My python version is 3.3.4, my pip version is 1.5.4, and running this command on OS X 10.9. What could be wrong?
Improving the OP's Answer
The OP answered their own answer, but the exact location of the executable is more likely to be different than it is to be the same. So, let's break down WHY his solution worked so you can apply it to yourself.
From the problem
There are a number of files located at
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/awscli, however there are no executables named aws.
From the solution
The solution was to add
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/binto the my PATH.
Let's learn something
Compare those paths to find their commonality:
Notice that they diverge at
bin. And consider that the OP stated, " there are no executables named aws. " That brings us to our first learning lessons:
- Executables tend to not be in
- Look for
binfolders that share a common lineage.
In this case I would have suggested looking for
bin folders via:
find /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework -type d -name bin
But, if you are going to do that, you might as well just search for your executable via:
find /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework -type f -perm -100 -name aws # the `-` in `perm -100` means not an exact match of 100 # but any octal that includes 100
How did OP know to look in their
The easiest answer is also our next learning lesson:
- Ask your python where things are installed.
Here is how I do that:
$ python -c 'import awscli; print(awscli)' <module 'awscli' from '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/awscli/__init__.pyc'> $ python3 -c 'import awscli; print(awscli)' <module 'awscli' from '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/lib/python3.6/site-packages/awscli/__init__.py'>
I have 2 Pythons and neither of them use the same paths or even path patterns as the OP.
Apply what we've learned
$ find /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework -type d -name bin /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/bin $ find /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework -type f -perm -100 -name aws /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/aws /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/bin/aws
As you can see, I have 2
bin folders and 2
aws executables. I probably want to use the Python3.6 version. However, if I'm doing local trial and error work for a remote system that uses the Python2.7 version, I'm going to want to use that. And this is exactly why I have 2 version installed.
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