[Pythonmac-SIG] python on MacOS X
Jeffrey P Shell
Mon, 13 Mar 2000 08:54:55 -0500
Interestingly, if you're using HFS+ ("MacOS Extended") for your default file
system under MacOS X, building Python (unix) doesn't really work due to the
fact that HFS+ seems to be case insensitive.
When I tried building Python, it would get all the way through to the end of
the build when it gets to the "mv python .." (to move it to the root build
directory). Well, there happens to already be an object (a directory) there
named "Python" (capital P).
When I tried to move the "python" (lowercase P) manually, I got the
"something with that name already exists" message.
Scott Anguish of Stepwise made an installable Python 1.5.2 package for MacOS
X Server and he's been welcomed into the core Darwin community. He
mentioned Python briefly in his message about this inclusion, but I haven't
seen or heard anything. I've been meaning to email him with my findings
about getting a Zope friendly Python built (shared libs, threads; his
package has neither) for both platforms.
That's the little that I know.
The Python 1.4 that came with MacOS X Server was actually part of Objective
Everything, a third party environment that glued Python, Perl, and TCL to
the Objective C/Cocoa runtime. It has not seen active development for some
time, I'm afraid.
Jeffrey P Shell, jeffrey@Digicool.com