Zoltan King Zoltan King - 1 month ago 11
Python Question

Homebrew, Python3 and additional packages

I installed Python3 with Homebrew:

$ brew install python3


Everything went fine, but Python3 installed additional packages:


  • gdbm,

  • openssl,

  • python3,

  • readline, and

  • sqlite.



I'm using OS X Yosemite and not sure if replacing OpenSSL is a good idea. I would like to know your opinion. As far as I know OpenSSL is part of the OS X base system.

Your time is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer

The whole point of homebrew is that it never replaces anything on the host system. Everything is contained in its own package hierarchy under Cellar. That version of OpenSSL will only be used by other packages installed by homebrew.