[Pythonmac-SIG] how to determine Mac OS X version
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Fri May 28 13:37:19 EDT 2004
On 28-mei-04, at 13:23, Jim Tittsler wrote:
> On May 28, 2004, at 18:03, Jack Jansen wrote:
>> On 28-mei-04, at 8:32, brad.allen at omsdal.com wrote:
>>> I tried platform.mac_ver(), but this seems to be broken. Google
>>> turns up various bug reports on this function.
>> I don't fully remember whether something was changed for Python 2.3,
>> but mac_ver() works nicely for me (MacPython 2.3, MacOSX 10.3). What
>> exactly is the problem you're having?
> Using Apple's Python 2.3 on 10.3.4, mac_ver() fails for me:
> >>> import platform
> >>> print platform.mac_ver()
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> python2.3/platform.py", line 563, in mac_ver
> sysv,sysu,sysa = _mac_ver_lookup(('sysv','sysu','sysa'))
> python2.3/platform.py", line 532, in _mac_ver_lookup
> MacOS.Error: (-5551, 'undefined selector was passed to Gestalt')
> My machine doesn't like to do gestalt.gestalt('sysu') (and raises the
> wrong exception for platform.py's _mac_ver_lookup()?).
I'm seeing the same thing on 10.3.3 and 10.3.4. In both cases 'sysu' is
This is a known problem: http://www.python.org/sf/780461 and seems to
be fixed in recent versions of python.
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