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Stuck installing Python using Homebrew (Mac OSX Lion)

I tried to install python (once again), but been stuck for a while. So I leave a note for future myself. First of all, brew install python fails due to "permission denied". This has to do with something replacing files under /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.Framework so I changed owner of the folder, though it is a bit uncomfortable. sudo chown $USER /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.Framework After that, I tried installed pip and virtualenv. easy_install pip pip install virtualenv but, pip didn't work complaining "there is no such module named setuptools". I had been stuck this for a while, but solution is written in a message of "brew install python" (I couldn't see it for the first time) Before you use pip, you have to do pip install --upgrade distribute make sure, easy_install and pip is homebrewed. They are under /usr/local/share/python and you should set $PATH like export PATH=/usr/local/share/python:$PATH