Building Python 2.5 on Mac OS XEdit

wget tar xjvf Python-2.5.tar.bz2 cd Python-2.5/ ./configure make make test make test sudo make install

Strangely, whereis python reports the older installed version 2.3.5 (in /usr/bin/) instead of the new version (in /usr/local/bin/) even though /usr/local/bin/ appears before /usr/bin/ in the PATH environment variable. Typing python launches version 2.3.5; typing env python launches 2.5. (Update: when opening new console windows typing python actually does launch 2.5.)