ML first-timers will probably realize thru bouncing YouTube/Google/Discord that most of the action is happening around pytorch. And a lot of them will bump into the above fail and end up searching this forum.
So it would make sense to have a summary somewhere google-visible. That GitHub issue is a massive wall of text.
In short, you can use your SYSTEM python to create your .venv:
> /usr/bin/python3 -m venv .venv
My mac shows:
> /usr/bin/python3 --version
… and I’m running latest macOS (13.1 Ventura).
If you . .venv/bin/activate you should be able to pip install torch with no problems.
I understand your question and frustration and don’t know what answer you expect to “What is blocking this?” besides the already tracked progress in the issue you’ve already found.
PyTorch is an open source project and community contributions are more than welcome.
Likewise suggestions how to improve the landing page etc.
I cannot comment on the Mac install issues in 3.11 and/or 3.9 as it’s not my area of expertise.